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1. Education Minister reveals schools WILL REOPEN tomorrow after two days of closures following Storm Ophelia battering the country18:01[−]

EDUCATION Minister Richard Bruton has revealed all schools will reopen tomorrow – subject to any damage caused to buildings by Storm Ophelia.

The Department of Education revealed yesterday a second day of closures due to the ex-hurricane battering the country.

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In a tweet sent this afternoon, the Minister confirmed that schools, VTOS and Youthreach centres will be back in operation – as long as it is safe to do so.

He said: “Schools, VTOS & Youthreach centres will reopen tomorrow & school transport will be back in operation, subject to any damages experienced at a local level.

“As always, schools must ensure safety of those in their care & give due consideration to this when making decision to re-open.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those principals, teachers, students and parents who co-operated fully with the safety measures in place over the past two days.”

All schools and colleges were closed on Monday after Met Eireann upgraded the Status Red weather warning to the entire country.

The majority of third-level institutions reopened today, however, the Education Department made the decision for schools to remain shut in the “interests of safety for children.”

High seas lash Lahinch in Co Clare during Storm Ophelia
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State-owned schools who were damaged by the storm can apply for emergency funding for repairs while non-state schools are encouraged to contact their insurance providers before applying.

Minister Bruton added: “For schools which require repairs, any non-State owned schools should contact their Insurance Providers before contacting my Dept.

“Regarding emergency funding, for any State owned buildings school auth are free to apply for funding under my Depts Emergency Works Scheme.”


2. Who is Noel Fielding? The Great British Bake Off host and star of The Mighty Boosh17:52[−]

NOEL Fielding is the comedian and actor whose announcement as the new presenter of The Great British Bake Off 2017 upset more than a few Bake Off loyalists.

So who is the man who once said he would rather eat food through a tube than eat it whole? We’ve got the lowdown…

Sandi Toksvig lines up alonside Noel Felding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood
Noel Felding lines up alonside Sandi Toksvig, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood
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Who is Noel Fielding?

London-born Noel was first launched into the spotlight in the late 1990s, when he worked on the stand-up circuit.

After appearing on Lee Macks TV show Gas, he impressed with his surreal comedy.

Noels niche soon became playing more than one character, as well as including songs in his shows.

Noel Fielding is swapping stand-up for cooking commentary on the popular baking show
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Why is Noel Fielding famous?

Following his initial TV success, Noel Fielding teamed up with Julian Barratt to create, write and star in their own show.

Just like in Noels stand-up routines, he played a whole host of different characters in the surreal comedy The Mighty Boosh.

Some of his humorous alter-egos were flamboyant zookeeper Vince Noir, a cockney hitch-hiker called The Hitcher and hermaphroditic merman Old Gregg.

The series also featured a number of famous faces, including Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade.

It aired from 2003-2007 and scooped Shockwaves NME best TV Award three times.

The Mighty Boosh was Noel Fielding’s first major TV break
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What other television shows is Noel Fielding known for?

As well as working with Richard Ayoade in The Mighty Boosh, the pair both starred in The IT Crowd.

The popular comic is also known for his work on TV panel shows.

He was a permanent team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and has made regular appearances on QI, Taskmaster and The Big Fat Quiz of Everything.

The comic is known for his kooky and witty comments on TV panel shows
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What else is Noel Fielding famous for?

Following the success of The Mighty Boosh, Noel took his series to radio.

He’s also appeared on BBC Radio 2 broadcasts, including The Russell Brand Show and Vic Reeves’ House Arrest.

Fans will know that Noel is partial to a bit of singing in his shows, which is probably why he’s featured in a variety of music videos.

He can be spotted in the videos for Kasabian’s Vlad the Impaler and Razorlight’s In The Morning.

Fielding’s repertoire does not end there, as he is also a keen artist.

The comedian has held a number of different exhibitions, including The Jelly Fox, a video installation that was shown at the Saatchi Gallery in 2012.

The lover of all things surreal takes his artistic inspiration from Salvador Dali
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When is Great British Bake Off on channel four?

The new series of The Great British Bake Off started on August 29 and continues to air every week on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

The Bake Off was bought by Channel 4 last year amid much controversy, meaning the popular cooking contest moved from the BBC.

There were a few casualties of the move so popular hosts Mel and Sue and much-loved judge Mary Berry won’t be appearing on the new series.

Paul Hollywood will now be joined on the judging panel by Great British Menu judge Prue Leith.

While the show will now be presented by Sandi and funnyman Noel.

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3. Girl, 14, who lost her arms and legs to meningitis becomes YouTube make-up blogger17:49[−]

A TEENAGER who contracted meningitis and had all four limbs amputated is now making YouTube make-up videos.

Izzy Weall, 14, from Derby, was just seven when she fell ill with the infection.

Izzy Weall had all four limbs amputated after contracting meningitis. She is now making beauty tutorials on YouTube
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Her parents, Catherine Lloyd and Oliver Weall, were warned she had just hours to live after she suffered a heart attack and multiple organ failure.

But the youngster has defied the odds and is now inspiring other amputees with her tutorials.

Izzy, who has her arms amputated just below her elbow, shows how she applies her make-up and gives other insights into her day-to-day life.

Izzy’s mum, Catherine, 43, said: “We so proud of her, she has never let anything stop her.

The 14-year-old schoolgirl has racked up 8,000 views since she launched her channel six months ago
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“She has never seen herself as disabled or different, she wants to do all the things that teenagers her age would do.

“She started becoming interested in make-up a few years ago and the more she practised, the more she perfected it.

“People have stopped us in the street and asked if I do her make and they are amazed that she does it herself.

“It wasn’t until her grandad told her she should film it and put it on the internet to help others that she set up the channel.”

Izzy is hoping to inspire other amputees with her make-up videos
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Izzy started uploading regular videos to her YouTube channel six months ago and has since racked up over 8,000 views.

She is hoping to inspire other amputees and has received messages from other disabled people around the world.

Izzy said: “No believed that I did my own make-up, I can do eyeliner and have even used fake eyelashes before.

“It did take a while to get it right but it came with practice, and now I’m uploading videos regularly.

Izzy’s mum Catherine says her daughter has never considered herself ‘disabled’
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“I have had a really positive reaction, I have had other amputees message me, thanking me for inspiring them.”

Recalling the day Izzy fell ill with meningitis, Catherine said: “She was being transferred to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, when her heart stopped and her organs failed.

“They had to give her a shot of adrenaline to keep her alive, they gave her a less than 1% chance of surviving.

“The top consultant said she was the sickest child he had ever treated, who had managed to pull through.”

Sporty Izzy stunned doctors by winning a trampolining competition
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Izzy spent two weeks in an induced coma and her parents were warned she could potentially be brain damaged.

However, Izzy came out of her coma a fighting and underwent the operation to have all four limbs removed.

Catherine said: “The doctors sat us down and told us that we may have to be prepared to turn off her life support machine because her brain may have been so damaged.

“Luckily she came through fine and adapted really quickly to getting around without her limbs, I think because she was so young she never questioned anything.

What is meningitis?

It is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord and can be caused by meningococcal bacteria and viral meningitis.

If it is not treated quickly, meningitis can cause life-threatening septicaemia (blood poisoning) and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves.

The two forms of the disease have different symptoms.

Around 3,200 people a year get bacterial meningitis. One in 10 die and many more are left with life-changing disabilities.

Viral forms of meningitis are less common and rarely life-threatening, but can have lifelong effects.

Infections peak during winter when bugs spread more easily in confined spaces.

Izzy spent two months in hospital and another eight months in a wheelchair before she was fitted with prosthetic limbs.

Five years after learning to walk again Izzy stunned doctors by winning a national trampolining competition.

The schoolgirl, who lives with her two brothers Alex, 12 and Josh, 9, came top in the Disability Category Two Novice competition, in 2015, which was open to performers with a physical disability.

Izzy has now returned to trampolining after a shoulder operation but makes sure she has plenty of time to pursue her YouTube dreams.

Izzy shows fans how she applies foundation, blusher and bronzer, as well as eye make-up
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She said: “I love doing make-up videos but videos where I’m explaining what I have been through, get a lot of views.

“I want to prove that I’m no different to anyone else, and I hope others feel the same when watching my videos.”

Catherine added: “She has always been very mature for her age and she is quite business minded.

“She is very thick skinned and determined and if someone gives her a challenge she will prove them wrong.

“Some people say to us it must be so awful for Izzy to have lost her limbs but we are lucky to have her with us regardless, we are so grateful we still have our daughter.”

Meanwhile, a model who lost both legs to a deadly flesh-eating bug has overcome the pain to become the first double amputee in Europe to walk the catwalk.

And, Lego have refused to make one-legged figure of an amputee despite having peg-legged pirate model.

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4. Inside the weird world of furry fetish where adults dress in animal costumes17:47[−]

AROUND quarter of a million people in the US now identify as furries a subculture where members dress up as cartoonish animals, sometimes as a sexual fetish but more often as a fun escape.

In early September, the furry movement made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

A group of so-called ‘furries’ gather Eurofurence furries gathering in Berlin in August 2016
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Scott Chamberlain, a councilman from Connecticut was forced to resign when it came to light that he was a furry.

His animal of choice: a fox called Gray Muzzle. This revelation was confirmed via Chamberlains profile on a website called sofurry.com.

The profile showed a photo of him posing alongside someone in furry garb, and the fact he checked a box on his sofurry.com profile stating that he tolerates rape, did not help his situation.

Nevertheless, those in the furry community rallied behind Chamberlain.

A pair of furries embrace at a gathering in Berlin. Most furries in America are men
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Furries are people who enjoy dressing as animals but not all wear costumes
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Writer and furry enthusiast Joe Strike, 67, from the Upper East Side, who has penned a book lifting the lid on the quirky fetish in a new book called Furry Nation, spoke about the councilmans situation.

He said people who wanted Chamberlain out of his political position got carried away.

Joe commented: I dont want to call it a lynch mob, but people get upset. I feel sorry for the guy.

If its any consolation to Chamberlain, Furpocalypse, the largest gathering of furries in New England, takes place on October 27-29 in Cromwell Connecticut, 112 miles from Chamberlains home base.

Strike, who dresses up as a suave Komodo dragon named Komos He wears a dinner jacket, his eyes are hypnotic and his presence is commanding; all thats missing is a sherry goblet will be joining an expected 1,500 attendees at the event.

Strike looks forward to costumed comedy sketches and song parodies along with opportunities to socialise with those of his ilk.

A furry enthusiast in a bear costume attends the Euroference conference in Germany in 2014
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One furry poses for the camera as a man snaps a picture from his car outside the conference in Germany
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Although his handmade outfit constructed of felt and foam rubber is generally too hot to don on a day-to-day basis, he said: I will wear my costume every opportunity I get at conventions and on Halloween.

A minority of furries, he added, dress up a few times a month for gatherings in peoples homes and public parks.

Strike estimates that two-thirds of furries are men and that a large number of them come from the IT and technology professions.

The latter somewhat jibes with a study on furries led by Canadian college professor Dr. Kathy Gerbasi and published in the journal Society & Animals.

Two furries dressed as cats greet each other at their gathering in Germany in 2014
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Gerbasi found that approximately 25 per cent of those surveyed considered themselves less than 100 per cent human and would become zero per cent human if they could.

Strike said that most furries he has encountered grew up with interests in anthropomorphic cartoon characters and now find comfort around others with the same interest.

While its commonly believed that sexuality plays a large role in the socialising of furry friends, Strike insisted that only a small number of his comrades engage in sexual acts while dressed in their outfits.

He said: You dont have fetish scenes at the conventions, but some people might go back to their rooms for fun.

Nevertheless, his current boyfriend (Strike is bisexual) met him at a furry event, was attracted to Strikes outfit and used it for an entreaty.

Furries are also set to meet up at another conference in Connecticut later this month
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Strike said: One day he sent me a text saying, How are you, you sexy gator?

Hes a walrus, and I dont find his costume to be a turn-on. But he is quite younger, he called me sexy and I am not complaining.

Though the idea of people relating to animals and adopting their own beastly characteristics dates back thousands of years, Strike figures that the modern furry movement gained its footing in the early 1990s.

Strike continued: The Internet began hooking people up and it took off.

Initially believing that costumes were overkill, Strike had a change of heart three years ago after trying on a friends meerkat outfit.

He said: Thats when I decided to get a suit of my own.

Furries take part in a flash mob outside a hotel in Berlin
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A designer in Maryland, named Artslave, who specialises in furry wear, created Strikes outer trapping, which cost $2,100 (?1,578).

He said: It was worth every penny. I like the eyes that glow and its serpentine tail that wiggles as I walk.

For the furries who will be gathering in Connecticut this month, pleasures promise to go beyond the physical.

Strike said: People invent mythologies for themselves, and it is a hell of a lot of fun. You have permission to not be yourself, and it is liberating.

The furry fandom is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and at furry conventions
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Outside of his costume, Strike said, I am easy-going. As Komos, though, I become forceful. Its a nice vacation for me.

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and has been republished with permission.

A study revealed one in three people have a sexual fetish.

According to the experts, there are four possible theories as to why people are into weird kinky things.

Previously we shared pictures give a surreal insight into the world of adult babies, from huge nappies to giant pink dummies.

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5. England U17 0 Japan U17 0 LIVE: Rhian Brewster goes close for Young Lions as England start to get on top in Kolkata17:46[−]
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6. Champions League presents an unmissable opportunity for Kevin De Bruyne to cement his status as one of the worlds best17:43[−]

MANCHESTER CITY fans like myself cant watch enough football at the moment.

Pep Guardiola himself admitted after Saturdays thrilling 7-2 victory over Stoke that the clubs performances have been the best since hes arrived.

Man City take on Napoli in the Champions League in superb form
Man City take on Napoli in the Champions League in superb form
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Napoli are the toughest side in our group and whilst some might complain about fixture congestion, Im keen to see us get the tougher games out of the way whilst were playing as we are.

The Italians will be no pushovers as a side sitting top of Serie A with an impressive eight wins from eight games.

Guardiola faces a tough selection choice going forward.

Sergio Aguero will be a welcome boost after appearing from the bench on Saturday just two weeks after being involved in a car crash.

Man City's ability to outscore all of their opponents has been incredible
Man City’s ability to outscore all of their opponents has been incredible
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But Pep will be hard-pressed to drop Gabriel Jesus who scored twice against Stoke and twice for Brazil in the international break.

In fact its not just Aguero forcing Pep into a decision.

Currently, Manchester City have FOUR players averaging less than 90 minutes per goal.

If Guardiola could somehow find a way to squeeze Jesus, Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane into the same team, you could bet on City to score four goals or more again.

Sergio Aguero could return for the Napoli game after his car crash
Sergio Aguero could return for the Napoli game after his car crash
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I'd challenge anyone to name a side more dangerous than ours in the Champions League this season.

Perhaps surprisingly, Im not looking to the front line to make the difference on Tuesday.

Kevin De Bruyne has continued to produce world class performances so far this campaign for both club and country and simply raises the standard of every player around him.

Kevin De Bruyne has the chance to stake his claim as the best in the world
Kevin De Bruyne has the chance to stake his claim as the best in the world
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ROO'S THE DADDY? Wayne Rooney has now scored against 36 of the 39 Premier League teams he has played... but who has he drawn a blank against?


Hes been on the brink of footballs elite for a while now and where City fans have seen his class many times, it's only recently the football community appears to have cottoned on to his true ability.

With City cruising domestically, the Champions League presents an unmissable opportunity for De Bruyne to cement his status as one of the worlds best.

Heading into a World Cup year, the Champions League could be the platform for him to springboard to super-stardom and Ill tip him to continue that journey on Tuesday.

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7. Katie Price nearly sets herself alight as she breathes fire in a very low cut dress at the launch of her new book17:33[−]

KATIE Price literally played with fire as she promoted her new novel Playing With Fire today.

The 39-year-old shocked onlookers as she emerged with two lit torches and proceeded to breathe fire.

Katie Price breathed fire at her latest book launch
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The star shocked as she played with fire
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Looking like fire, the mum-of-five wore a very low-cut orange leotard with a skirt that resembled flames in red, orange and yellow.

Showing off her skills, Katie appeared to put in a lot of effort as she set the stage alight managing to avoid any major mishaps.

After her impressive display – which almost makes her other book launches pale in comparison – Katie was seen downing milk, presumably to subdue the heat.

Fire breathing involves a person inhaling deeply, pouring fuel in their mouth and then spraying the fuel out forcefully to get the fire going.

Katies new book is called Playing With Fire
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Katie was dressed as a flame in a not so subtle reference to her book
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Katie was seen downing a glass of milk afterwards
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Katie’s mouth was presumably very hot

Katie, 39, has already released six autobiographies with the latest, Reborn, hitting shelves last year.

She has several childrens books, a fashion book as well as 10 novels to her name in her deal with Random House publishers.

Katie is honest about the fact that she doesnt write the books herself and says she comes up with the plots and the characters before leaving the typing to someone else.

In 2012 Katie was 46th on the worldwide top 50 most valuable authors ever with ?26.9million in sales.

Katie showed off her cleavage in her flame inspired dress
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Katie seemed to know what she was doing with the fire
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Playing With Fire tells the story of Indigo, a successful woman who owns a London events agency at just 27.

When restaurant entrepreneur Connor asks her to plan the opening of his swanky new Shoreditch nightclub, she knows this could be the high-profile event that puts Glamour to Go on the map.

Katie was seen drinking the fuel before her big moment
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Katie showed she is not a lady to mess with
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Shes determined to resist his advances, but its only a matter of time before sparks start to fly. Will she risk putting everything shes worked so hard for on the line for Connor?

The front cover features a woman who looks remarkably like Katie wearing a sequined dress.

Katie is well known for putting on a spectacle at her book launches and over the years she has dressed as a pink horse, an ice queen and a mermaid.


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8. What time is Chris Packham: Aspergers And Me on BBC Two tonight and whats the documentary about?17:32[−]

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham captivates his fans with an incredibly moving documentary. Detailing his life with Autism, he gives fans an insight into what life is really like for him living with the diagnosis.

What time is Chris Packham: Asperger’s And Me?

Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me is on October 16, at 9pm on BBC2.

The presenter, who shot to fame on The Really Wild Show, gives a touching insight into his struggles with autism.

The Springwatch star details his childhood behaviour that made him stand out from the crowd including licking beetles and chewing tadpoles.

He addresses a deep concern for public perception, the controversial topic of eradicating autism by retraining children, the rise of science and tech industry geniuses, who we discover, are on the spectrum.

Who is Chris Packham?

Chris Packham is a well-known TV presenter, nature photographer and naturalist.

He developed his passion for the great outdoors after he got a degree from the University of Southampton in Zoology.

Chris got his first big break in 1986 when he worked on kids nature programme The Really Wild Show, which ran until 1995.

He is now a well-known personality for hosting Springwatch, which he has done for eight years, and has had many scientific paper

Chris Packham speaks openly about his battle with Asperger’s in documentary
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Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, and has revealed he has suffered from severe depression in the past.

He has written a book called Fingers in the Sparkle jar where he reveals how his autism has proved a challenge throughout his life.

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9. Bayern Munich vs Celtic: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Allianz Arena17:31[−]

CELTIC make the daunting trip to the Allianz Arena to face German champions Bayern Munich in Group B.

Brendan Rodgers’ side hit back well from the 5-0 thrashing at home to PSG, beating Anderlecht in Belgium to go into this one second in the table.

Celtic thumped Anderlecht 3-0 in Belgium on Wednesday night
Celtic thumped Anderlecht 3-0 in Belgium
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Bayern beat Anderlecht in their opening match but lost 3-0 at PSG, with Carlo Ancelotti sacked in the aftermath of that defeat in Paris.

But with Jupp Heynckes in charge, they took apart Freiburg at the weekend and have lost only one of their last eight.

Bayern Munich fans are known to be some of the most passionate in the world
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What time is kick-off?

THE game takes place on Wednesday October 18 at the Allianz Arena.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Which channel can I watch it?

BT SPORT are showing this game live, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Or if you want to stay with us here on SunSport, we’ll be running a LIVE blog from 6.45pm onwards.

Freiburg midfielder Nicolas Hoefler tries to close on Bayern Munich's experienced striker Thomas Mueller
Freiburg midfielder Nicolas Hoefler tries to close on Bayern Munich’s experienced striker Thomas Mueller
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What is the team news?

CELTIC have a relatively clear bill of health, with only long-term absentee Erik Sviatchenko unavailable.
But the hosts have a number of injury worries after the 5-0 triumph over Freiburg.

Franck Ribery was unimpressed at being subbed-off against Anderlecht
Franck Ribery was unimpressed at being subbed-off against Anderlecht
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Javi Martinez will definitely miss out after limping off in that game, whilst Arturo Vidal is a major doubt.
Bayern are already without Manuel Neuer and winger Franck Ribery while left back Juan Bernat will almost certainly miss the midweek fixture with ligament damage.
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10. Champions League betting tips: Manchester United, Celtic and Barcelona offering tantalising odds on Wednesday night17:31[−]

THE Champions League has returned with the English teams, and Celtic, looking to take a big step towards the last 16.

With Man United, Chelsea, Barcelona and the Bhoys in action, Wednesday offers arguably the better night of football and an exciting night of betting.

Manchester United could offer value on their trip to Benfica
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Benfica vs Manchester United

Man United have made light work of the Champions League since their return this year.

A 3-0 win over Basel was followed up by a 4-1 victory over CSKA in Moscow.

Benfica proved a banana skin for United when they knocked Sir Alex Ferguson’s teams out of the group stage in 2005 and 2011.

But there’s little chance of that happening this time.

The former European champs have been unbelievable poor in the competition so far, losing 2-1 at home to CSKA Moscow and 5-0 in Basel.

VERDICT: Man United to win to nil (21/10)

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CSKA Moscow vs Basel

Probably the most important match in the group, both teams sit on three points having beaten Benfica and lost to Man United.

CSKA Moscow are in good form in Russia, if a little goal shy.

Meanwhile Basel go into this match on the back of a 4-0 domestic win in Lugano and a 5-0 victory over Benfica in the Champions League.

It’s a tough one to call, but the Russians at home are always a decent bet.

CSKA Moscow to shade it.

VERDICT: CSKA Moscow to win (Evens)

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Anderlecht vs PSG

The last round of Champions League matches saw Group B take shape.

PSG’s 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich established them as the team to beat.

And Anderlecht’s 3-0 loss at home to Celtic means they look all set to be the whipping boys.

The Belgian side’s domestic form has picked up, but they aren’t going to spring a surprise here.

A PSG win is so inevitable that better value may be found in backing a specific goalscorer.

VERDICT: Thomas Meunier to score anytime (15/4)

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Bayern Munich vs Celtic

When the groups were drawn, this was arguably Celtic’s most daunting fixture.

But Brendan Rodgers’ men are definitely travelling to Munich at the right time, following Bayern’s capitulation against PSG and Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking.

Willy Sagnol has steadied the ship since taking caretaker charge, and the German champs secured an excellent 5-0 win over Freiburg at the weekend.

But the Bhoys will definitely expect to be more competitive than they were in their 5-0 drubbing by PSG on opening night.

And long odds on an away win could represent excellent value for more adventurous punters.

VERDICT: Celtic to win (28/1)

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Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid

Qarabag opened up with an embarrassing 6-0 loss at a Chelsea fringe XI.

And things didn’t seem to be getting any better when they went 2-0 down to Roma after 15 minutes.

But they then got one back, proved they are a different prospect in Azerbaijan and were unlucky not to earn a point.

Meanwhile Atletico Madrid are playing for their lives following a last ditch loss at home to Chelsea.

Only a win to nil will be acceptable for Diego Simeone and Europe’s best defence.

VERDICT: Atletico Madrid to win to nil (7/10)

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Chelsea vs Roma

Chelsea have had very little to shout about in the Premier League recently, but they are on course to easily make it through what could have been a tricky Champions League group.

A win at home to last season’s Serie A runners-up would put them well on course for an early qualification.

Roma have been something of an Italian Tottenham over the years, securing some impressive results but never quite making the impact they would like in Europe.

Victory at Stamford Bridge would be a huge milestone for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side and pile the pressure on Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

But ultimately, the experience of Antonio Conte’s Blues should tell in West London.

VERDICT: Chelsea to win (4/6)

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Juventus vs Sporting

Juventus are stuck in a mini-rut at the start of the season and trail Napoli by five points at the top of Serie A after a 2-1 loss at home to Lazio.

While they will be confident of turning that deficit around, it is in the Champions League where they have really failed to convince.

Massimo Allegri’s side were outclassed by Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona in a 3-0 loss before securing a lucky 2-0 win over Olympiakos in their second match.

In contrast, Sporting have been impressive, easing past the Greeks away in their first match before succumbing to an unlucky 1-0 loss at home to Barcelona.

Even with the superior know how of the Old Lady at this level, the better value can be found by backing the Portuguese side.

VERDICT: Sporting to win (8/1)

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Barcelona vs Olympiakos

In contrast to the other match in Group E, there is little, if any, chance of an upset as Olympiakos visit the Nou Camp.

While Barcelona top La Liga by four points, the visitors sit 5th in a Greek league that is normally meat and drink to them.

Improved organisation has been provided by new boss Takis Lemonis after Besnik Hasi was sacked following their shambolic home loss to Sporting.

But unbeaten Barca should have few problems in what could be the biggest mismatch of the week.

Keeping the score down is the best Olympiakos can hope for.

VERDICT: Barcelona to win to nil (7/10)

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11. What is the T-charge and when does Londons toxicity charge come into force and how can you avoid it?17:30[−]

SHORTLY you won’t just have to shell out congestion charge to tootle about central London in your car, you may also have to fork out for the T-charge.

The latest tax on driving will effect those whose cars don’t meet TFL’s minimum emissions standard. But does you car meet the standards and what can you do if it doesn’t? Here’s the lowdown…

The T-charge will come into effect on October 23, 2017
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What is the T-charge?

The T-charge is a daily emissions surcharge for cars, vans, minibuses, coaches and heavy good vehicles in central London IF they don’t meet TFL’s minimum emissions standard.

It will operate in the same area as the congestion charging zone and will be in ADDITION to the compulsory ?11.50 Congestion Charge for those driving in the designated area.

Like the congestion charge it will only be enforced between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

The charge will set you back ?10 per day or ?1 a day for vehicles registered to people who live in the zone.

The T-charge zone will be the same as the congestion charge zone and will be in effect between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday

When does London’s toxicity charge come into force?

The charge will come into force from 23 October 2017 and will apply between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Bank holidays are excluded, along with the period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

How do I know if my car meets the T-charge minimum emissions standards?

TFL explain on their website that the minimum emission standard for cars and vans is Euro 4.

If you drive a motorised tricycles or quadricycles, you’re looking at Euro 3.

Don’t know what these Euro rankings are? You’re not alone.

You can find yours on your vehicle registration document – also known as a V5C.

But if you don’t know where that is/can’t be bothered to dig around for it, click here and input your license plate number.

The TFL helpful checker will then let you know if your vehicle will be subject to the charge.

Those wanting to drive in central London will need to check if their car meets the TFL’s minimum emissions standard
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How can you avoid the T-charge?

Good question. If you do fall into the T-charge category, there are a few different ways we suggest you can avoid having to pay the additional daily charge:

  • Become a taxi driver… that’s right cabbies don’t have to pay the congestion charge or the new T-charge as long as they are actively licensed with TFL.
  • Get a vehicle within the minimum emissions standards or a historic tax class (so 40 years or older)… I know what you’re thinking – what kind of money bags can do that? True. But bear it in mind for the next time you replace your car.
  • Get a moped or motorbike… they are exempt and match it with a pair of leather trousers and you’ll look really cool.
  • Display your blue badge… we’re not suggesting you go out and get yourself a disability, but if you happen to already qualify then you can add exemption from the T-charge to your list of perks.
  • Walk, cycle or use public transport instead… this genius suggestion comes direct from TFL and we suppose it’s kind of the point. Save yourself a tenner and leave the motor parked.
  • You can also join a car club as all car club vehicles meet the emission standard.

Failure to avoid the T-charge will result in a ?130 fine, which is reduced to ?65 if it’s paid within 14 days.

Any more questions? Check out TFL’s complete guide here.

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12. Benfica vs Manchester United live stream FREE: How to watch the Champions League clash without paying a penny17:30[−]

MANCHESTER UNITED travel to Benfica in their third Champions League match of the season – and fans can watch it for free.

Jose Mourinho’s side have won both of their opening matches, beating Basel 3-0 at home before winning 4-1 at CSKA Moscow.

Manchester United have won both their opening Champions League matches
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But the team that gave the Special One his first managerial job have had a disastrous start to their Champions League campaign.

Benfica were beaten 2-1 at home by CSKA Moscow before being trounced 5-0 by Basel in Switzerland.

When is Benfica vs Manchester United?

Benfica take on Manchester United on Wednesday, October 18.

The match will kick-off at 7.45pm.

It will be played at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

What TV channel is Benfica vs Manchester United on?

Benfica vs Manchester United will be live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Showcase.

Coverage beings 45 minutes before the game at 7pm.

How do I watch Benfica vs Manchester United for free?

Viewers can watch Benfica vs Manchester United for free on BTSport.com or the BT Sport app.

If you have an HD television, you can also watch on Freeview channel 115.


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13. Stunning gallery shows off some of the most amazing wedding photography EVER17:30[−]

A GALLERY of some of the most amazing wedding photography ever.

The photos, which were recently entered into the Fearless Awards, show everything from emotional behind the scenes shots to artistic aisle photos.

This cute snap was taken by Lyndah Wells, Bahamas, www.lyndahwells.com
Lyndah Wells/Fearless Photography

According to their website, the Fearless Awards display “stunning wedding photos that excel in redefining wedding photography or are just too amazing!”

The site adds: “We’re very selective – about one in 100 images submitted are awarded by our curators and displayed in the photographers’ profiles as Fearless Awards.”

Fearless compile their members best work every two months, with each collection being curated by three established wedding photographers before they make the gallery.

From a shy pageboy making his way down the aisle, to a groom dancing dressed in a panda head, here are some of the most eye-catching snaps featured in the latest selection.

Fairest of them all?

Flavius Partan/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Flavius Partan, Romania, artanmedia.ro[/caption]

The bride was glowing.

Paul Woo/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Paul Woo, Columbus, www.wanderingwoo.com[/caption]

Ain’t no mountain high enough?

Franck Boutonnet/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Franck Boutonnet, France, www.franckboutonnet.com/site[/caption]

That’s what friends are for…

Davina Kudish/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Davina Kudish, davinaplusdaniel.com[/caption]

Tying the knot, come rain or shine

Anthony Phung/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Anthony Phung, Victoria, www.anthonyweddings.com[/caption]

How low can you go?

Kristian Leven/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Kristian Leven, London, kristianlevenphotography.co.uk[/caption]

Animal attraction?

Erika Mann/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by EWrika Mann, Canmore, twomann.com[/caption]

Water perfect snap

Chen Xu/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Chen Xu, China, www.henryxuphotography.com[/caption]

Tears of joy

Ralf Czogallik/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Ralf Czogallik, Netherlands, eppel.nl[/caption]

Trust exercise?

Pasquale Minniti/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Pasquale Minniti, Italy, www.photo-4u.it[/caption]

Aisle be there

Alberto De La Fuente/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Alberto De La Fuente, Spain, www.adffotografia.com[/caption]

Pristine pageboy

Ken Pak/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Ken Pak, Washington DC, kenpak.com[/caption]

Who’s next?

Vid Almajano Maestro/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Vid Almajano Maestro, Spain, bodas.kynora.es[/caption]

He liked it so he put a ring on it…

Ben Koller/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Ben Koller, Phoenix, www.benandkellyphotography.com[/caption]

Loving reflection

Marius Dragan/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Marius Dragan, amdragan.com[/caption]

Hitting the dance floor?

Yves Schepers/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Yves Schepers, Brussels[/caption]

Never work with animals or children?

Tori Pintar/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Tori Pintar, Bozeman, toripintar.com[/caption]

Helping hand

Andrei Branea/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Andrei Branea, Romania, www.andreibranea.ro[/caption]

The eyes have it.

Sergey Kristev/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Sergey Kristev, Bulgaria, kristev.ru[/caption]

Smiles all round

Sabina Mladin/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Sabina Mladin, Romania, sabinamladin.ro[/caption]

The future’s bright…

Aht Yomyai/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Aht Yomai, Thailand, thailandphotographer.com[/caption]

Feeling chirpy?

Cole Kor/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Cole Kor, Singapore, www.2ofusphotography.com/blog[/caption]

Not half-baked…

Mark Phillips/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Mark Phillips, Washington DC, hunterjamesphotography.com[/caption]

Always with them

Fabio Mirulla/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Fabio Mirulla, Italy, fabiomirulla.com[/caption]

Furry friends

Vasily Tserevitinov/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Vasily Tserevitinov, Russia, tserevitinov.com[/caption]

Them against the world

Eugene Michel/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Eugen Michel, Spokane, www.eugenemichel.com[/caption]

Happy days

Gabriel Scharis/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Gabriel Scharis, Netherlands, www.trouwfotograaf.nl[/caption]

Long day?

Soven Amatya/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Soven Amatya, London, amatya.co.uk[/caption]

The perfect view

Sabina Mladin/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Sabina Mladin, Romania, sabinamladin.ro[/caption]

Watch out for the dress!

Ciprian Biclineru/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Ciprian Biclineru, Frankfurt, www.ciprianbiclineru.de[/caption]

Cat’s the way to do it

Erika Mann/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Erika Mann, Canmore, twomann.com[/caption]

Something borrowed?

Leticia Muniz/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Leticia Muniz, Brazil, www.rafaelvaz.com.br[/caption]

One big family

Kristi Odom/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Kristi Odom, Denver, www.kristiodomfineart.com[/caption]

Raise a glass

Andreu Doz/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Andreu Doz, Spain, andreudozphotography.com[/caption]

One way to protect your makeup…

Erwin Beckers/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Erwin Beckers, Netherlands, www.erwinbeckers.nl[/caption]

Naughtiness at the nuptials?

Joshua D'Hondt/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Joshua D’Hondt, Antwerp, www.joshuadhondt.be[/caption]

Bending over backwards for a photo?

Marius Dragan/Fearless Photography
Photo taken by Marius Dragan, www.amdragon.com[/caption]

Previously, we reported on the bride selling her wedding dress on Facebook with hilarious ad and revealed that UNICORN weddings are now a thing.

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14. Benfica vs Manchester United: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Est?dio da Luz17:27[−]

MANCHESTER UNITED travel to Portugal to take on Benfica as they look to extend their perfect start to this year’s Champions League campaign.

Jose Mourinho’s side have two wins from two, seeing off Basel with ease at Old Trafford before dismantling CSKA Moscow in Russia.

Simon Mignolet and his defence kept in-form Romelu Lukaku quiet
Simon Mignolet and his defence kept in-form Romelu Lukaku quiet
Reuters

They’re unbeaten in eleven games in all competitions and in Romelu Lukaku finally look to have the prolific talisman their recent seasons have lacked.

Benfica are bottom of the group after two defeats, including a 5-0 hammering from Basel – a game they went into as favourites.

Manchester United last played Benfica back in 2011
Manchester United last played Benfica back in 2011
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What time is kick-off?

THE game takes place on Wednesday October 18 at the impressive Est?dio da Luz.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Which channel can I watch it?

BT SPORT are showing this game live, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Or if you want to stay with us here on SunSport, we’ll be running a LIVE blog from 6.45pm onwards.

Basel romped to an easy victory against Benfica in their Champions League clash
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What is the team news?

BENFICA may come into this in indifferent form, but they have no injury worries.

Rui Vitoria has a full squad to choose from and will be hoping top scorer Jonas, who has 9 goals in the league this season, has his shooting boots on.

Paul Pogba's absence has robbed United of creativity
Paul Pogba’s absence has robbed United of creativity
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United have something of an injury crisis, with Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Michael Carrick all out.

Eric Bailly could be available for selection after picking up a knock on international duty and missing the Liverpool game.
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15. APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at GSP Stadium17:27[−]

BORUSSIA DORTMUND travel to Cyprus hoping to haul themselves back into Group H and keep their Champions League dreams alive.

The Bundesliga side have lost their opening two games 3-1 in the Group of Death, tasting defeat to Spurs and Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale scored a stunning goal against Borussia Dortmund
Gareth Bale scored a stunning goal against Borussia Dortmund
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Already six points behind the pace-setters, a win here is essential to kickstart their challenge.

APOEL have also lost their first two fixtures, but are yet to even score – despite an excellent domestic home record.

Harry Kane kept hold of matchball after hat-trick in victory over APOEL Nicosia
Harry Kane kept hold of matchball after hat-trick in victory over APOEL Nicosia
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What time is kick-off?

THE game will be held on Tuesday October 17 at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

What channel can I watch it on?

BT SPORT have the rights to show all Champions League action in the UK and coverage starts for this one at 7pm.

Alternatively stay with us here on SunSport to follow our LIVE blog of all the action from 6.45pm.

Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Real Madrid target
Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Real Madrid target
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What is the team news?

JADON SANCHO has been recalled by Dortmund from the England Under-17 World Cup squad.

Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle and Raphael Guerreiro are all out, with the Germans hoping to hit back after defeat to Leipzig at the weekend.

Sancho left Manchester City for Dortmund this summer
Sancho left Manchester City for Dortmund this summer
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The hosts are missing Georgios Efrem and Zhivko Milanov for this vital clash.

But they could welcome back Brazilian star Vinicius, who limped off in the win over Alki.

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16. Who is Prue Leith? Great British Bake Off 2017 judge who is Mary Berrys replacement on the Channel 4 show17:27[−]

PRUE Leith is the new face of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off a face which spends a lot of time being filled with cakes, bread and biscuits.

She has replaced Mary Berry as a judge on the popular show, bringing over 50-years of experience to the Channel 4 show. So what else do we know about the woman tasked with stepping into Mary’s shoes?

Sandi Toksvig lines up alonside Noel Felding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood
Prue Leith lines up alongside Noel Felding, Sandi Toksvig and Paul Hollywood
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Who is Prue Leith? What is her background?

Prue Leith is a restaurateur, cookery writer and television presenter.

Born in South Africa in 1940, she tried her hand studying Drama, Fine Art and even Architecture before moving to France to study the language.

But it was there that she discovered a love for food – she noted in her Life So Far that she was inspired to cook by a woman she worked for as an au pair in France.

The budding chef then decided to learn to cook at the Cordon Bleu in London.

Starting her career catering for high-class business lunches, Leith worked her way up to opening her own restaurant, Leith’s, that eventually worked its way into being awarded a Michelin star.

During her cooking career, she also opened Leith’s School of Food and Wine in 1974 – selling it almost 20 years later.

The food lover studied at the Cordon Bleu and started up her own business
The food lover studied at the Cordon Bleu and started up her own business
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While she has had a whirlwind cooking career, Prue was also married to author Rayne Kruger, with the pair having two children together.

The couple were married for almost 40 years before Kruger’s death.

After marrying John Playfair five months ago, the TV chef says she ‘feels like a teenager again’ due to her thriving sex life with her husband 7 years her junior.

Prue has been recognised around the world for her contributions to the cooking world.

She was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1989, as well as being awarded as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2010.

Leith has received a number of awards, including an OBE and a CBE
Leith has received a number of awards, including an OBE and a CBE
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What books has Prue written?

Prue Leith has written a number of fiction and non-fiction books, all centred around cooking.

Some of her fiction books include The Food of Love trilogy, as well as The Gardener.

Her other cook books include Leith’s How to Cook, Leith’s Cookery Bible and Leith’s Techniques Bible.

One of her biggest achievements is simply maintaining her love for cooking.

On her website, she writes: “I love cooking, the doing of it… I still like experimenting and trying stuff and eating things Ive never eaten before. ”

Has Prue Leith judged in a TV cooking competition before?

Devout cooking fans will instantly have recognised Prue from the BBC’s Great British Menu.

The competition sees top British chefs compete for the chance to cook a course of a four-course banquet.

Prue judged on the panel for 11 years alongside Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort until it was announced in October 2016 that she would be replaced by Andi Oliver.

The experienced cook has said she loves cooking - and eating - even after five decades in the kitchen
The experienced cook has said she loves cooking – and eating – even after five decades in the kitchen
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How much money is Prue being paid for Great British Bake Off?

Leith will earn three times more than Mary Berry when she takes over her position on the revamped Great British Bake Off.

The veteran telly cook, 77, is said to have signed a deal with Channel 4 worth around ?200,000 for the series.

It dwarfs the ?70,000 both Mary, 81, and co-judge Paul Hollywood, 51, commanded for the show under the BBC.

The savvy TV personality is no stranger to a lucrative deal.

When she sold off her food interests in 1995, her culinary groups turnover was ?15million, according to Spears.

What did Prue Leith tell viewers to do about “adverts” during the Great British Bake Off?

Prue risked the wrath of Channel Four by urging viewers to record the show and skip the adverts.

The former BBC1 hit will be packed more tightly with ads than any show in Channel 4s history.

The show will have four breaks lasting nearly 17 minutes when it airs next Tuesday.

It means viewers will enjoy just 58 minutes and 18 seconds of baking and banter during the shows 75 minutes on air.

But Leith has dashed Channel 4’s hopes of racking up a record number of viewers to tune in at 8pm, the Daily Telegraph reports.

She said: “I want to comfort some people who might think, Oh, I dont want to go to Channel 4 because I dont want to have the ads.

“You dont have to watch it in real time, do you?

When is Great British Bake Off on channel four?

The new series of The Great British Bake Off started on August 29 and continues to air every week on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

The Bake Off was bought by Channel 4 last year amid much controversy, meaning the popular cooking contest moved from the BBC.

There were a few casualties of the move so popular hosts Mel and Sue and much-loved judge Mary Berry won’t be appearing on the new series.

Paul Hollywood will now be joined on the judging panel by Prue.

While the show will now be presented by Sandi Toksvig and funny man Noel Fielding.

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17. Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at De Kuip17:26[−]

FEYENOORD will hope to pick up their first points of this seasons Champions League campaign against Shakhtar.

The Dutch champions were thumped at home to Manchester City before losing in Italy to Napoli, leaving them bottom of Group F going into this one.

Sergio Aguero poached the second of the four Man City goals at Feyenoord
Sergio Aguero poached the second of the four Man City goals at Feyenoord
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They’ve been struggling domestically, losing to Breda and drawing 0-0 to Zwolle in their last two home games.

Shakhtar were shock winners over Napoli in their first game, but crashed back to earth with a defeat at the Etihad.

Shakhtar Donestsk pulled off an impressive win over Napoli
EPA

The Ukrainians can’t stop scoring and are running away with their domestic title, leading by seven points after just 12 games.

What time is kick-off?

THE game will be held on Tuesday October 17 at De Kuip in Rotterdam.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

What channel can I watch it on?

BT SPORT have the rights to show all Champions League action in the UK and coverage starts for this one at 7pm.

But stay with us here on SunSport to follow our LIVE blog of all the action from 6.45pm.

Shakhtar Donetsk will pose a threat to Manchester City after defeating Napoli
Shakhtar Donetsk will pose a threat after defeating Napoli
Reuters

What is the team news?

DARIO SRNA is still trying to clear his name after a drugs ban and won’t feature for the foreseeable future.

The visitors will also be without Sergey Kryvtsov and Maksym Malyshev who are both suffering from knee problems.

Darijo Srna has vowed to return to football, but will fight to clear his name first
Darijo Srna has vowed to return to football, but will fight to clear his name first
AFP

Feyenoord keeper Kenneth Vermeer has been out since August with a hand injury and is likely to miss more time.

Kevin Diks could return to the starting XI, whilst Jan-Arie van der Heijden looks set to be sidelined once again.

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18. Real Madrid vs Tottenham: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at the Bernabeu17:25[−]

TOTTENHAM face their biggest test in years as they travel to the Bernabeu to face Champions League holders Real Madrid.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have seen off Dortmund and APOEL in impressive style to give themselves a real chance of qualification from Group H.

Harry Kane took the match ball in Cyprus
Harry Kane took the match ball in Cyprus
Rex Features

But this will be a sterner test away from home soil – despite Real suffering a poor start domestically by their high standards.

They lost 1-0 here to Betis at the end of September and are five points off the pace already in La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken record after record during his time at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken record after record during his time at Real Madrid
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What time is kick-off?

THE match takes place on Tuesday October 17 at the Bernabeu in Madrid.

Things get underway at 7.45pm.

Which channel can I watch it on?

YOU can watch all the action live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Alternatively, stay with us here on SunSport and follow our LIVE blog throughout the evening.

Ronaldo was in superb form for Real Madrid against Dortmund and bagged two goals
Ronaldo was in superb form for Real Madrid against Dortmund and bagged two goals
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What is the team news?

BEN DAVIES faces a late fitness test but is expected to miss out in Spain.

Danny Rose won’t be rushed back in his place – despite returning to training – whilst Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama are huge doubts.

Gareth Bale has missed 43 per cent of game time at Real Madrid since 2013
Gareth Bale has missed 43 per cent of game time at Real Madrid since 2013
Reuters

For the hosts, Gareth Bale will again miss out as he nurses the calf injury which prevented him from playing for Wales in the international break.

Keylor Navas missed the 2-1 win over Getafe with a foot injury and veteran Francisco Casilla could start between the sticks.

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19. Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Baku National Stadium17:25[−]

DIEGO SIMEONE’s Atletico Madrid travel to Azerbaijan looking to find their first win of this seasons Champions League.

It’s been a rotten start to a tough group for the La Liga side, who drew with Roma and then lost at home in the final seconds to Chelsea.

Diego Simeone takes Atletico Madrid to Azerbaijan on Wednesday
AFP

They face a Qarabag side who are rock bottom having being thrashed at Stamford Bridge.

But they did give Roma a scare here last time out, pulling back an early goal and only going down 2-1 following a spirited display.

Kostas Manolas opened the scoring for Roma against Qarabag at the Tofik Bakhramov Stadium
AP:Associated Press

What time is kick-off?

THE GAME takes place on Wednesday October 18 at the Baku National Stadium.

Things get underway at 5pm.

Which channel can I watch it on?

AS with all Champions League games, BT Sport are showing this game live in the UK.

Alternatively you can stay with us here on SunSport where our LIVE blog will keep you up to date with all the action as it happens.

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann was chased by Man United in the summer
Reuters

What is the team news?

QARABAG go into this will a fully fit squad to choose from – and they will hope to give Atletico a test.

They pushed Roma all the way in the last fixture, and Pedro Henrique will be keen to get on the scoresheet again.

Diego Costa has been a thorn in Chelsea's side over his move back to Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa has been a thorn in Chelsea’s side over his move back to Atletico Madrid
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Atletico midfielder Augusto Fernandez probably won’t be ready in time for this one, whilst Sime Vrsaljko came back from international duty with a thigh problem.

Apart from those two, Simeone has a full deck to play with – apart from Diego Costa who can’t feature until January.

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20. Who is Sandi Toksvig, how tall is she and who is her wife? All the details on The Great British Bake Off presenter and QI host17:25[−]

SANDI Toksvig is a familiar face to QI fans and we’re now seeing a whole lot more of the 58-year-old on our screens.

So what else do we know about the presenter who’s joined Noel Fielding as the new hosts of The Great British Bake Off? Here’s the scoop on super Sandi…

Sandi Toksvig lines up alonside Noel Felding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood
Sandi Toksvig lines up alonside Noel Felding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood
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Who is Sandi Toksvig and how tall is she?

Sandra Birgitte Toksvig was born in Denmark on May 3, 1958, and is 4ft 11″ tall.

Her dad, Claus Toksvig, was a Danish journalist and foreign correspondent – so Sandi spent much of her youth in New York.

Her mum, Julie Anne Toksvig, previously Brett, is British – and Sandi was educated at Tormead, a private girls’ school near Guildford, while her dad was working in London.

Sandi studied law, archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University – where Sandi began her comedy career.

Her time at Cambridge overlapped with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery and Emma Thompson.

Sandi started her TV career in 1982, presenting kids’ TV programme No. 73, followed by the Sandwich Quiz, The Saturday Starship, Motormouth, Gilbert’s Fridge and Island Race Society.

In October 2012, in the wake of allegations that the BBC tolerated sexual harassment by Jimmy Saville and other individuals, Sandi said they “did not surprise me at all”.

She also claimed she was groped by a “famous individual” live on air in the 80s.

Sandi is a British-Danish comedian, who lives with her wife on a houseboat in Wandsworth
Getty Images - WireImage

What would I know Sandi Toksvig from?

Sandi has appeared as a regular panellist on comedy shows including Call My Bluff, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Mock the Week, QI and Have I Got News for You.

In 2015, Sandi took over from Stephen Fry as the host of QI.

Sandi shed four stone in 2014, and later said it was this that gave her the confidence to move from radio to TV presenting.

Sandi has presented QI since 2015, when she replaced Steven Fry
BBC

She was also the host of quiz show What The Dickens, and will be a familiar voice for Radio 4 listeners.

Sandi has appeared in a number of stage plays, including Much Ado About Nothing and The Comedy of Errors, and has written a lot of material.

She appeared in the 2013 Christmas special of Call The Midwife, and was awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Years Honours list.

Sandi has written several books including kids’ novel Tales from the Norse’s Mouth, and Gladys Reunited: A Personal American Journey – a tale of her travels in the USA, retracing her childhood.

She is also the author of Girls Are Best – a history book for girls.

Sandi writes regular columns for Good Housekeeping, the Sunday Telegraph and The Lady.

Is Sandi Toksvig a politician?

At one point, Sandi was a high-profile political activist supporting the Lib Dems.

In 2011, MPs urged Ofcom to investigate an “obscene joke” make by Sandi on Radio 4’s The News Quiz – when she said the Tories “put the N into cuts” in child benefits.

Sandi speaking at the International Women’s Day Breakfast 2017
Getty Images

In April 2015, Sandi quit her job as presenter ofThe News Quiz to co-found the Women’s Equality Party.

She later explained that she had decided that it was “not too late to fight the good fight, after all” – and donated her funds from a September 2015 comedy tour to the party.

Is Sandi Toksvig married?

In 2007, Sandi and partner Debbie Toksvig, a psychotherapist, entered into a civil partnership.

The couple renewed their vows on March 29 , 2014 – the same day that same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales.

Their civil partnership was converted into a marriage in December 2014 and the couple live in a houseboat in Wandsworth, south-west London.

In 1994, Save the Children dropped Sandi’s services after she came out – but later apologised after a protest by the Lesbian Avengers.

Sandi became a British citizen in 2013 – and has three kids, two daughters and a son, who were carried by her ex-partner Peta Stewart.

When is Great British Bake Off on channel four?

The new series of The Great British Bake Off started on August 29 and continues to air every week on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

The Bake Off was bought by Channel 4 last year amid much controversy, meaning the popular cooking contest moved from the BBC.

There were a few casualties of the move so popular hosts Mel and Sue and much-loved judge Mary Berry won’t be appearing on the new series.

The Paul Hollywood will now be joined on the judging panel by Great British Menu judge Prue Leith.

While the show will now be presented by Sandi and funny man Noel Fielding.

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21. Maribor v Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Stadion Ljudski17:24[−]

LIVERPOOL are searching for their first Champions League win of the season when they visit Slovenia on Tuesday evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have drawn their opening two games in Group E – and have tasted victory just once in eight games across all competitions.

Emre Can shots high and wide with the goal at his mercy as Liverpool are frustrated
Emre Can shots high and wide with the goal at his mercy as Liverpool are frustrated
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The German is under a bit of pressure for the first time since coming to Merseyside in 2015 – but a win here should give the Reds an excellent chance of qualification.

They face a Maribor side who haven’t lost at home since May, but were dispatched 3-0 by a ruthless Sevilla last time out in Spain.

Ben Yedder buried two before the break against NK Maribor
Ben Yedder buried two before the break against NK Maribor
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What time is kick-off?

THE match takes place on Tuesday October 17 at the Stadion Ljudski in Maribor.

Things get underway at 7.45pm.

Which channel can I watch it on?

YOU can watch all the action live on BT Sport, where coverage starting at 7pm.

Or stay with us here on SunSport and follow our LIVE blog throughout the evening.

Jurgen Klopp has just passed two years as Liverpool boss
Jurgen Klopp has just passed two years as Liverpool boss
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What is the team news?

SADIO MANE is the major loss for Liverpool and they looked a bit lost offensively during the 0-0 draw with Manchester United.
Adam Lallana, Adam Bogdan and Nathaniel Clyne are all out.

Liverpool have been dealt a major blow in the injury to Sadio Mane
Liverpool have been dealt a major blow in the injury to Sadio Mane
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For the hosts, Denis Sme misses this one whilst Marko Suler picked up an ankle injury against Gorica last month.
This is the first ever meeting between the sides, with Maribor hoping Jasmin Mesanovic can continue his scoring form.
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22. Champions League betting tips: Real Madrid, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City all in Tuesday night action17:24[−]

THE Champions League returns this week with all five English sides in action.

Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City are up first and here are the hottest tips from Sun Bets.

Real Madrid take on Tottenham as they look to retain their Champions League title
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Maribor vs Liverpool

Liverpool were drawn in the so-called ‘Group of Life’ on their return to the Champions League, but still seem to be making hard work of qualifying.

After two draws they are desperate for a win against a Maribor side billed as the group whipping boys.

In their last Champions League match they were held by a Spartak Moscow side managed by Antonio Conte’s former defensive coach Massimo Carrera.

Maribor will also try to shut up shop but should be more accommodating than Spartak were to Liverpool’s ferocious attack.

The result shouldn’t be in doubt and the only question is whether Jurgen Klopp’s men can avoid leaking any goals themselves.

VERDICT: Liverpool to win and both teams to score (21/10)

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Spartak Moscow vs Sevilla

Sevilla top the group after a draw at Anfield and pummelling Maribor in Spain.

But Sevilla have been fragile away from home for a long time now and there is a sense that Eduardo Berizzo’s side are not quite up to the standard of previous seasons.

Spartak will look back on their 1-1 draw at Maribor as a point lost but will be buoyed after holding out for a point against Liverpool that they probably didn’t deserve.

And the Russian side would be more than happy with another point against the five-time Europa League champions.

Meanwhile Sevilla could settle for the same outcome and count on beating Spartak at home in the return match.

VERDICT: Draw (13/5)

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Manchester City vs Napoli

Man City face probably their toughest test yet after sweeping Premier League opponents aside the way Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side used to do against La Liga minnows.

Napoli have been just as convincing in Serie A, topping the table after winning their first eight games and scoring 26 goals in the process.

But a naive 2-1 loss away to Shakhtar Donetsk suggests that Mauricio Sarri’s men are not quite as experienced as City at the highest level.

Pep Guardiola’s men were asked just as many questions by Shakhtar at the Etihad but ultimately managed to grind out a 2-0 win.

Expect City to be made to work hard for the win in an exciting match.

VERDICT: Man City 3-2 (14/1)

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Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Feyenoord are already in the last chance saloon after a 4-0 loss at home to Man City and a 3-1 loss in Naples.

They know only a win will be good enough in Rotterdam to keep any realistic hopes of qualification alive.

Visitors Shakhtar Donetsk have looked competent but will almost certainly need to take something on their travels to give themselves a chance of qualifying.

A trip to the weakest team in the group could prove the Ukrainians’ best chance of doing exactly that.

But the home crowd will not let their team go down without a fight and Feyenoord should be good enough to take something from the game.

VERDICT: Draw and both teams to score (16/5)

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Monaco vs Besiktas

Besiktas seem to be storming to qualification after convincing wins over Porto and RB Leipzig, while Monaco are in serious danger of elimination.

But the Turkish side have been here before, putting themselves in prime position to qualify last season before being trounced 6-0 by already eliminated Dynamo Kiev in their final group match.

Monaco remain woefully out of form having followed up a 3-0 loss at home to Porto with a draw against Montpellier and a last minute loss against Lyon.

With a trip to Turkey to come, this is where we will find out what Leonardo Jardim’s side are really made of.

But with the quality at their disposal, expect them to deliver.

VERDICT: Monaco to win by two or more goals (15/8)

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RB Leipzig vs Porto

After an impressive second place finish in the Bundesliga last season, RB Leipzig were expected to battle Monaco for top spot in Group G.

But like the French side they have had to watch as Besiktas have taken control in the early stages with Porto in second.

Both teams go into the match in the former East Germany in good form, with Porto top of the Primeira Liga and RB Leipzig having beaten Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund 3-2 away.

The visitors would be more than happy with a draw while Leipzig will be going all out for a win.

Expect an exciting game and a narrow home victory.

VERDICT: RB Leipzig to win and both teams to score (29/10)

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Real Madrid vs Tottenham

This time last year, a trip to the Bernabeu would have been a write-off for Tottenham.

But Mauricio Pochettino’s side are taking on the European champions at a good time, as Los Blancos are only just starting to find their feet after a stuttering start to the season.

They remain five points behind Barcelona and most of their poor results have come on home turf.

Meanwhile Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund felt like a turning point after last year’s calamitous European campaign.

I’d still expect Real Madrid’s experience to tell, but only just.

VERDICT: Harry Kane to score anytime and Real Madrid to win (7/2)

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Apoel Nicosia vs Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund’s brilliant domestic form could hardly be in starker contrast to the start they’ve made in the Champions League.

Peter Bosz’s side sit top of the Bundesliga, but have lost both their opening European matches, away at Tottenham and at home to Real Madrid.

That means that they go into their match in Cyprus in a win or bust situation.

The Cypriots are in the same boat, but may still be more inclined to settle for a draw.

Dortmund should get a win, and it doesn’t matter how they do it.

VERDICT: Dortmund to win by one goal (16/5)

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23. Chelsea vs Roma: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge17:24[−]

CHELSEA will look to cement their position at the top of Group C when they welcome Roma to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Antonio Conte’s side have lost their last two in the Premier League, but have seen off Qarabag and Atletico Madrid in their own patch to set the early pace.

Antonio Conte needs to prepare his side for Wednesdays Champions League clash with Roma
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Roma last visited in 2013, when Frank Lampard and Romelu Lukaku netted late on to give the Blues a 2-1 win.

The Italians sit second in the group, having drawn with Atletico and beaten Qarabag last time out.

Kostas Manolas opened the scoring for Roma against Qarabag at the Tofik Bakhramov Stadium
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What time is kick-off?

THIS game will be held on Wednesday October 18 at Stamford Bridge.

The action gets started at 7.45pm.

Which channel can I watch it on?

YOU can watch this one live on BT Sport, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Or, stay with us here on SunSport where we will have a LIVE blog from 6.45pm onwards.

Alvaro Morata has been nursing a hamstring injury he picked up playing for Chelsea against Manchester City
Alvaro Morata has been nursing a hamstring injury he picked up playing for Chelsea against Manchester City
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What is the team news?

STEPHAN EL SHAARAWY missed the narrow defeat against Napoli and is a doubt for this one.

Kevin Strootman, Emerson and Patrik Schick all face late fitness tests but unlikely to feature, whilst Kostas Manolas limped off at the weekend and won’t play.

The likes of Kevin Strootman and Kostas Manolas are all on the sidelines
The likes of Kevin Strootman and Kostas Manolas are all on the sidelines
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Danny Drinkwater has returned to training for the first time since his switch from Leicester, but a timeframe for his return is still unclear.

N’Golo Kante is out with a hamstring injury, whilst Alvaro Morata has a similar complaint.

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24. RB Leipzig vs Porto: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Red Bull Arena17:23[−]

RB LEIPZIG are still chasing a first Champions League triumph as they welcome Porto to the Red Bull Arena.

The controversial Bundesliga side picked up a credible draw with Monaco in their opening Group G game, but crashed to defeat in Turkey against Besiktas.

RB Leipzig pushed Bayern Munich hard for the Bundesliga title last term
RB Leipzig pushed Bayern Munich hard for the Bundesliga title last term
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They come into this one fresh from a wonderful away win at Dortmund in the the league and are closing in on the top two.

Porto will be full of confidence after going to Monaco and coming away with a shock 3-0 win, leaving them in the second qualification spot – despite losing to Besiktas in the opener.

Bekistas stunned Porto with an impressive 3-1 win in Portugal
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What time is kick-off?

THE game will be held on Tuesday October 17 at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

What channel can I watch it on?

BT SPORT have the rights to show all Champions League action in the UK and coverage starts for this one at 7pm.

Alternatively stay with us here on SunSport to follow our LIVE blog of all the action from 6.45pm.

Porto rejected bids from two Premier League sides for Moussa Marega on deadline day
Porto rejected bids from two Premier League sides for Moussa Marega on deadline day
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What is the team news?

PORTO come here in fine form – and with no injury worries.

Vincent Aboubakar has five in his last five and will hope to repeat his impressive brace against Monaco.

Timo Werner is wanted by Barcelona and Real Madrid
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Veteran keeper Fabio Coltorti is the only long-term Leipzig absentee, whilst Timo Werner should return to the starting eleven.

The star was benched against Dortmund and either Yussuf Poulsen or Jean-Kevin Augustin will likely miss out.

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25. These incredible photos are so perfectly timed theyre guaranteed to make you chuckle17:22[−]

FORGET posing up a storm for the perfect shot.

These incredible snaps prove that the best photographs are often all about timing.

This cyclist is about to feel very grateful he decided to wear a helmet...
This cyclist is about to feel very grateful he decided to wear a helmet…
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From amusing optical illusions to animals that have found themselves in the right place at the right time, this brilliant gallery has to be seen to be believed.

One hilarious image was taken moments before a holidaymaker plunged backwards into a swimming pool, while another of a cat yawning makes its owner look demonic.

Several of the images make for quite uncomfortable viewing – one shows a cyclist being hurled through the air after the front wheel became trapped in a grate, while another mountain biker was captured plunging head first off a wall towards the ground.

And one grinning tourist is going to regret pointing her finger at a duck so close to its beak…

Purrrfect timing

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Poolslide

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They look sloshed

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Cheeky shot

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What are the chances?

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Gridlocked

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Check meowt

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Full of cat-itude

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Ear’s lookin’ at you kid

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Hose about that?

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Faceball

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What the duck?

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Feel the burn

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Lap(top) dog

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Close to the (b)rink

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Spitting image

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Suicide quad

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Not to be sniffed at

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Having a ball

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Hat’s lucky

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Lovely pose

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Cola skates

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Cup a loada this

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Luck’s run out

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Slip’n slide

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Chair play

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Not kidding

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Soccer it to them

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He ballsed up

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For more perfectly timed photos, check out these goodies.

Meanwhile these mischievous moggies get up to all sorts in these wonderfully captured shots.

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26. Spartak Moscow vs Sevilla: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Otkrytiye Arena17:22[−]

SEVILLA will look to extend their lead the top of Group E when they visit Moscow on Tuesday night.

The Spanish side picked up a point at Anfield in their opening game, before cruising past Maribor and putting themselves two points clear of the pack.

The Sevilla squad celebrate at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium
The Sevilla squad celebrate at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium
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It’s been two stalemates for Spartak, who have seen their two games finish 1-1 against the Reds and Slovenian champions.

Domestically they are superb on home soil and have lost just once this season here, a 4-3 reverse to cross-town rivals Lokomotiv.

Spartak Moscow fans displayed a banner reading ‘UEFA Mafia’ during the clash against Liverpool
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What time is kick-off?

THE game will be held on Tuesday October 17 at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

What channel can I watch it on?

BT SPORT have the rights to show all Champions League action in the UK.

But stay with us here on SunSport to follow our LIVE blog of all the action from 6.45pm.

Fernando fired Spartak Moscow ahead after 23 minutes against Liverpool
Fernando fired Spartak Moscow ahead after 23 minutes against Liverpool
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What is the team news?

FORMER Stoke and Blackburn midfielder Steven N’Zonzi limped off against Bilbao and won’t feature in Moscow.

Sevilla are also missing defender Daniel Carrico with a thigh injury, whilst Nicola Pareja hasn’t played since the Maribor win with a hip problem.

Joaquin Correa cannot contain his delight after his late leveller for Sevilla
Joaquin Correa cannot contain his delight after his late leveller for Sevilla
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The hosts have a crowded treatment room, with Georgi Tigiev, Ze Luis and Roman Zobnin all ruled out.

Artem Timofeev still hasn’t recovered from a knee problem, whilst Jano Ananidze is a game-time decision.

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27. Monaco vs Besiktas: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at Stade Louis II17:21[−]

MONACO will be desperate to kick-start their faltering Champions League campaign against Group G leaders Besiktas on Tuesday evening.

The French title winners are struggling to adapt to life without Kylian Mbappe and are winless in three, crashing to a 3-0 defeat against Porto last time out in Europe.

Thomas Lemar has endured an inconsistent season at Monaco
Thomas Lemar has endured an inconsistent season at Monaco
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They sit bottom of the group, their solitary point gained from a 1-1 draw in Germany against Leipzig.

Besiktas come here as shock leaders, having won both their games – including a stylish 3-1 victory in Portugal.

Besiktas team-mates help ex-Liverpool defender Ryan Babel celebrate his clincher at Porto
Besiktas team-mates help ex-Liverpool defender Ryan Babel celebrate his clincher at Porto
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What time is kick-off?

THE game will be held on Tuesday October 17 at Stade Louis II in Monaco.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

What channel can I watch it on?

BT SPORT have the rights to show all Champions League action in the UK and coverage starts for this one at 7pm.

Alternatively stay with us here on SunSport to follow our LIVE blog of all the action from 6.45pm.

Cenk Tosun scored 27 goals to helped Besiktas win the Turkish title last season
Cenk Tosun scored 27 goals to helped Besiktas win the Turkish title last season
AP:Associated Press

What is the team news?

STEVAN JOVETIC looks set to remained sidelined for Monaco after he limped off whilst playing for Montenegro.

Guido Carrillo was a late substitute in the loss to Lyon but is struggling with a foot injury and may not be available.

Stevan Jovetic (2-L) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Lille
Stevan Jovetic (2-L) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Lille
AFP

Besiktas have long-term injured pair Atinc Nukan and Gokhan Tore unavailable for the trip to France.

Apart from that, Senol Gunes has a fully fit side to pick from.

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28. Googles facial recognition system is so accurate it can now recognise your PETS17:20[−]

GOOGLE’s facial recognition system is now so advanced that it can recognise pets and other animals.

The tech firm has just announced an upgrade to Google Photos which offers users the “oppawtunity” to easily group pictures of their animals together.

Google wants to collect together pictures of your pets
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The app will automatically collect together snaps of your pets so they can be easily viewed.

“When you want to look back on old photos of Oliver as a puppy or Mr Whiskers as a kitten, you no longer need to type ‘dog’ or ‘cat’ into search in Google Photos,” wrote Google Photos developer Lily Kharevych.

“Rolling out in most countries today, youll be able to see photos of the cats and dogs now grouped alongside people, and you can label them by name, search to quickly find photos of them, or even better, photos of you and them.”

This all sounds rather nice until you consider the implications for humanity.

PetsGIF

The fact that computers, CCTV and smartphones will soon be able to recognise people’s faces could pose a major threat to human privacy.

It is feared that ubiquitous facial recognition could allow the creation of a Big Brother system which can track everyone’s movements and snoop on them in unprecedented detail.

Bosses, for instance, could use cameras to work out when staff are looking grumpy – and then sack everyone but the blandest workers who never show any negative emotion.

Cops could use the tech to work out who's attending a protest and then arrest them all later, whilst corporations could follow and spy on people as they go about their day-to-day business.

Facebook is already developing tech that can identify people based on their clothing and posture, while the Apple iPhone X features facial recognition which can unlock the device by scanning your face.

Will facial recognition be a dream - or a nightmare?

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29. Why the first glass of fizz gets you drunk FASTEST and the clue is in the bubbles17:20[−]

IT’S not just your imagination… that first glass of fizz DOES go to your head super fast.

And it’s not just the boozy shock to your otherwise sober system.

The bubbles in your glass of champagne are what makes you tipsy
The bubbles in your glass of champagne are what makes you tipsy
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In fact, the reason is far more scientific.

And the clue is in the bubbles, experts have revealed.

According to Professor Merlin Thomas, a medical clinician and scientist, it’s all to do with the carbon dioxide in champagne or fizzy wine.

Prof Merlin has revealed the fascinating science behind some of our little vices, including champagne and chocolate, in his new book “The Longevity List: Myth Busting The Top Ways To Live A Long And Healthy Life”.

The champagne make you tipsiest as soon as you have popped the cork as that's when the tipple contains the most bubbles
The champagne make you tipsiest as soon as you have popped the cork as that’s when the tipple contains the most bubbles
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In extracts he reveals how the carbon dioxide helps our body absorb alcohol faster, reports the Daily Mail.

“When we drink champagne, it is still filled with dissolved gas, which continues to be released in our stomachs, but at a faster rate as it warms to body temperature and gets shaken about,” he said.

“As the fizz fills our stomach, the stomach is forced to empty its alcoholic contents more rapidly into our intestines, where alcohol absorption is faster.

“So we get drunk faster on champagne than on the same amount of white wine.”

The bubbles are caused by dissolved carbon dioxide in the booze
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The bubbles are caused by dissolved carbon dioxide in the booze[/caption]

The same is also true for other fizzy alcoholic drinks – but champagne has more bubbles so it works faster.

But while the bottle of champers stays open, the carbon dioxide dissolves.

That means that the last glass doesn’t have as much bubbles as the first glass, so the alcohol won’t get absorbed into your system quite so fast.


TIME TO WINE DOWN? From drinking alone to memory loss, six signs that mean YOU could have an alcohol problem


The temperature of the fizz also plays a role.

An ice cold glass of bubbles doesn’t just taste good, it makes you more tipsy.

When the tipple is cold it doesn’t bubble as much, meaning there is much more dissolved gas ready to bubble inside us when we drink it.

But flat and warm champagne won’t get you as drunk.

An ice-cold glass will also get you drunker than a warm glass of champagne
An ice-cold glass will also get you drunker than a warm glass of champagne
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The NHS recommends that nobody, regardless of their sex, drinks more than 14 units of alcohol each week.

That is the equivalent of six pints or 10 small glasses of wine.

A unit of booze is 10ml or 8g of pure alcohol.

That’s the amount of booze the average adult liver can process in one hour.

Anything more than that is defined as alcohol misuse by the NHS – and a shocking seven in ten drinkers ignore official booze limits.

Long-term alcohol misuse can cause liver disease
Long-term alcohol misuse can cause liver disease
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In the short term, a heavy night out can lead to head injuries, violent outbursts and alcohol poisoning.

But, in the long term studies have linked excessive drinking to heart disease, liver disease and stroke.

Boozing also increases a drinker’s risk of various cancers, including liver, bowel and mouth cancer.

As well as serious diseases, alcohol misuse can result in social problems, such as unemployment, divorce, domestic abuse and homelessness.

You can buy The Longevity List: Myth Busting The Top Ways To Live A Long And Healthy Life, published by Exisle, for ?12 here.


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30. Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester with club slumped in Premier League relegation zone17:20[−]

CRAIG SHAKESPEARE has been sacked by Leicester.

The Foxes boss has paid the price for his club’s poor start to the season with the side currently slumped third from bottom in the Premier League.

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester
Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester
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Shakespeare was hauled in for a meeting by club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha today after the club’s 1-1 draw at home to West Brom last night.

And the Thai owner made it clear that one win from the opening eight matches of the season was not good enough for the former Premier League winners.

Shakespeare, 53, was only given the job on a permanent basis four months ago having taken charge on an interim basis following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri in February.

But he failed to maintain the improved level in performance of the side and has paid with his job.

Craig Shakespeare lasted just four months in charge on a permanent basis
Craig Shakespeare lasted just four months in charge on a permanent basis
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Leicester decided to call time on his reign just four months into his three-year deal, and are likely to have to come up with compensation of at least ?1million.

The club decided they needed to make the change, fearing the players were not responding to their manager as they face up to a battle to avoid relegation.


CHILD’S PLAY: Can you guess these famous footballers from their childhood snaps?


Shakespeare’s dismissal is the latest problem to face their shock Premier League triumph just 18 months ago.

They made a dismal defence of their title, with then boss Ranieri having to juggle domestic football with the challenge of the Champions League.

Shakespeare paid for winning just one league game this season
Shakespeare paid for winning just one league game this season
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He was ultimately sacked last February with the club in a battle to avoid relegation, with Shakespeare being handed the reigns on a temporary basis.

His first match saw the team respond with their best performance in months as they beat Liverpool 3-1 – and he went on to win his first four league matches.

But then star man Riyad Mahrez asked to leave at the end of the season, keen to play for a club playing in the Champions League.

A move by Chelsea for the Algerian failed to go through but this season his form has been below the high standards he had set before.

And Leicester were also dealt a major blow when England midfielder Danny Drinkwater forced his way into a deadline day move to Stamford Bridge, following former Foxes hero N'Golo Kante to West London.

Riyad Mahrez celebrates his equaliser against West Brom but it wasn't enough to save Craig Shakespeare
Riyad Mahrez celebrates his equaliser against West Brom but it wasn't enough to save Craig Shakespeare
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The unsettled start to the season had left the Foxes and Shakespeare desperately scrambling around for answers as to why things were not working on the pitch.

And though Mahrez scored his first goal of the season to save a point against West Brom last night, it was not enough to save his manager.

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31. Man City v Napoli: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium17:20[−]

MANCHESTER CITY will look to continue their remarkable recent form as Napoli visit the Etihad for their Group F fixture on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola’s entertainers have won nine straight games in all competitions, crashing in 34 goals during that period.

Gabriel Jesus was in irresistible form against Stoke
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They put seven past Stoke at the weekend, playing some stunning stuff, and will look to extend their winning against the Italians.

But Serie A leaders Napoli come here in similarly impressive form – with 12 wins from 13 games – and got a 1-1 draw the last time they visited this ground.

Napoli are now on top in Serie A
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What time is kick-off?

THE match takes place on Tuesday October 17 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

Things get underway at 7.45pm.

Which channel can I watch it on?

YOU can watch all the action live on BT Sport, with coverage starting at 7pm.

Alternatively, stay with us here on SunSport and follow our LIVE blog throughout the evening.

Shakhtar Donestsk pulled off an impressive win over Napoli
EPA

What is the team news?

VINCENT KOMPANY remains sidelined as the City skipper continues to recover from a calf problem.

Sergio Aguero was an unused substitute against Stoke but is fit for selection, whilst Benjamin Mendy remains the only long-term absentee.

Vincent Kompany is still sidelined for City through injury
Vincent Kompany is still sidelined for City through injury
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Napoli are flying in Serie A and have a relatively clear bill of health.

Arkadiusz Milik hasn’t played since a cup triumph over Spal and won’t feature here with a knee problem.
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32. Champions League live: Tottenham travel to Real Madrid with Liverpool and Man City also in action17:20[−]
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33. How Tottenham star Harry Kane would fit in at Real Madrid should Los Blancos snap him up17:18[−]

MATCH-DAY three of the Champions League group stage sees Harry Kane lead Tottenham to holders Real Madrid and the forward will be on a mission.

Kanes primary objective will be getting a result for Spurs which would put them in pole position to qualify from a tough group for the knockout stage.

Harry Kane will be the key man for Tottenham when they take on Real Madrid
Harry Kane will be the key man for Tottenham when they take on Real Madrid
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On top of that, though, the England international will be desperate to prove his quality at the highest level of club football against a side he has been linked with in the past.

And our friends at Football Whispers look at how Kane might fit in if those Real Madrid transfer rumours ever came to be.

Thirteen goals in September made it the most prolific month of Kanes career numbers which put the 24-year-old on a par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

But still the debate rages as to whether Kane is in the world-class category.

Harry Kane could be a target for Real Madrid in upcoming transfer windows
Harry Kane could be a target for Real Madrid in upcoming transfer windows
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In 2017 he has 43 goals in all competitions more than a number of Premier League sides and as many as Ronaldo has managed.

There is, on paper at least, little to differentiate. But the real question is how Kane would fit into Reals forward line.

Zinedine Zidanes BBC frontline of Benzema, Bale and Cristiano leaves little room for anyone else, but there are question marks against all of them.

The No9 role inhabited by Benzema would be the most natural fit for Kane.

Harry Kane has been amongst the best strikers in the world in recent season
Harry Kane has been amongst the best strikers in the world in recent season
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The Frenchman is not the most prolific forward partially due to Ronaldo dominating the front line but he is a favourite of president Florentino Perez.

Benzema signed a new four-year contract September and that suggests the former Lyon man, even at 29, isnt going anywhere fast.

However, Zidane does not have an experience back-up for Benzema after selling Alvaro Morata to Chelsea in the summer.

The Spaniards departure has left 20-year-old Borja Mayoral as the natural deputy to Benzema.


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He scored two Bundesliga goals on loan at Wolfsburg last season but was only entrusted with three starts.

This season Mayoral made one start in La Liga, at Real Sociedad, and marked it with a goal in a 3-1 win.

But he is hardly a name to strike fear into opponents of a higher calibre and Zidane recognises that.

The Real coach has tinkered with his system for several games and set Los Blancos up with two forwards on six occasions already.

On those occasions Zidane has paired two of Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo together.

England legend Harry Kane could be set for a mega-money move to Real Madrid
England legend Harry Kane could be set for a mega-money move to Real Madrid
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Harry Kane will need to be on form for Tottenham to have any chance at the Bernabeu
Harry Kane will need to be on form for Tottenham to have any chance at the Bernabeu
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But Kane would enable the former World Cup winner to start with two out-and-out forwards.

Another alternative would be to move the Tottenham man into a more withdrawn role.

It is not Kanes natural game to play off of another forward and at Spurs he has almost exclusively played as a lone striker since breaking into the side under Mauricio Pochettino.

But as well as the goals, he is an intelligent player who links well with those around him. It is an underrated part of his game.

Kanes relationship with Christian Eriksen, for example, has been central to him finding the back of the net as regularly as he has.

Harry Kane has been in scintillating form since putting August behind him
Harry Kane has been in scintillating form since putting August behind him
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This season Kane has created seven chances for his team-mates.

Chelsea forward Morata has made six while Romelu Lukaku has 12 and Sergio Aguero 14. Benzema, for context, has supplied nine.

Playing Kane in a withdrawn role would mean moving him away from goal and, therefore, compromising his ability to find the back of the net time and time again.

That feels like a waste.

But if Real cant find figure out a way to crowbar Kane into their side, Spurs fans and Pochettino wont mind him remaining one of their own.

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34. White House on lockdown after suspect jumps barrier and is arrested by Secret Service amid suspicious package alert17:16[−]

THE White House is on lockdown today after a suspect tried to jump the south fence and a suspicious package was found.

The US Secret Service said it has a suspect in custody but is still investigating the package.

The south fence of the White House is on lock down after a man tried to jump it today
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The south fence line to the building has been shut down after the person tried to leap the barrier around 9.30am local time.

More to follow.


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35. Claudia Winkleman admits shes haunted by daughter Matildas screams after reliving the horrifying moment her Halloween costume caught fire17:16[−]

CLAUDIA Winkleman can’t remember life before the horrific Halloween her daughter’s costume was engulfed in flames when they went trick or treating.

The Strictly Come Dancing, 45, host is full of gratitude to the NHS for treating little Matilda in 2014 and is urging parents to be extra careful when buying Halloween outfits for their children.

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Claudia Winkleman revealed she hates Halloween after daughter Matilda’s costume was engulfed in flames when the family went trick or treating in 2014[/caption]

Speaking to Best magazine, she said: “I don’t like Halloween because three years ago it turned out our screams were real.

“She ‘went up’ is the only way I can describe it – it was a spark, and she screamed out for me. It was like those horrific birthday candles that you blow out and they come back. It was really fast. It was definitely life-changing for me.

“I can’t remember life before it. I wish I’d been the one dressed up like a witch. She went up, and I don’t want that to happen to another child.”

Matilda, then eight, was trick-or-treating in a posh square near her familys central London home, when the cape on her Halloween witchs costume went up in flames.

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The Strictly Come Dancing, 45, host is full of gratitude to the NHS for treating her little girl[/caption]

A neighbour said the girls outfit touched a candle in a carved pumpkin on a doorstep of a house and went up like a fireball.

The woman added: She was in a group of little girls, who all know each other round here. Apparently she stepped over a pumpkin with a candle in and it set fire to her fancy dress outfit.

It is understood that Claudia was with the pals when the accident happened.

Evelyn Bacolv, 34, whose daughters were in separate trick-or-treat group, said: Im not sure exactly where it happened because they didnt see Matilda when the cape caught fire, only when the ambulance arrived.

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Claudia said she can’t remember life before the incident[/caption]

Speaking at the time, Claudia and her film director husband Kris Thykier, said: She is having the best care possible and we are hopeful of a full recovery.

The couples nanny said: Claudia was very worried.

She is at the hospital. She hasnt left her side.

The family whose close neighbours include ex-PM Tony Blair and wife Cherie had been planning to attend a Halloween extravaganza hosted by chat show star Jonathan Ross later that night.

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36. How to get Strictly It Takes Two 2017 tickets, how can I be in the studio audience and when is the show on?17:14[−]

STRICTLY Come Dancing is back on our screens this weekend, with Strictly It Takes Two airing alongside it.

Here’s all you need to know about the Strictly companion show – including how you can waltz your way into the studio audience.

It Takes Two is aired on weeknights while Strictly is on – and the companion show promises to bring the goss
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What is Strictly It Takes Two?

Strictly It Takes Two is the companion show to Strictly Come Dancing, airing every weekday while Strictly is on.

Packed with backstage gossip and extra action, It Takes Two will be on for half an hour Monday-Thursday with a live hour-long instalment on Fridays.

The companion show will be hosted by Zoe Ball once again, marking her seventh season in charge of It Takes Two.

Zoe will be joined by celebs and professional dancers from this year’s cast, as well as a panel of celebrity Strictly fans.

When does Strictly It Takes Two start?

The first episode of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 aired on Saturday, 23 September.

Strictly It Takes Two started on Monday, 25 September, and will be on BBC Two every Monday-Thursday at 6:30pm.

Starting on Friday, 29 September, the show will air at 6pm, with the weekly live instalment lasting until 7pm.

You can take part in future Friday shows by being part of the audience.

Zoe Ball hosts the show, which features a live hour-long episode on Fridays
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Can I be in the Strictly It Takes Two audience? How do I get tickets?

The Friday show is filmed with a live studio audience – and anyone is in with a shot at ending up in the studio.

This year, there will be three separate random draws for tickets, with each draw for a block of three or four dates.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to apply for a specific date, but if you win the draw you’ll be allocated one of the dates in the block.

The second of three random draws closed at 4pm on Wednesday October 4.

The dates available in the second random block were:

  • Friday 27 October
  • Friday 3 November
  • Friday 10 November
  • Friday 17 November

When the third and final block of tickets is released, you can apply for a maximum of two tickets here, on the BBC website.

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37. Coronation Street spoilers: Aidan Connor kisses Alya Nazir after vicious fight with scammer Adam Barlow17:14[−]

AIDAN Connor isn’t hanging around after being humiliatred at his own wedding in Coronation Street.

The factory boss – who is played by actor Shayne Ward in the ITV soap – was left utterly destroyed when Eva Price’s fake pregnancy was exposed before she stripped him of his money and assets and helped Adam Barlow steal the factory equipment, but now it seems he has his eyes on business and pleasure again.

With Aidan and Alya working together again, Aidan thinks of mixing business with pleasure

A down on his luck Aidan has been hitting the bottle heavily since his humiliation left him without a proverbial pot, but after a chance encounter with Adam Barlow, he launches himself at him and only narrowly avoids a murder charge w because dad Johnny pulls him away.

Fortunately Mr Connor senior gives his son a pep talk and it spurs him onto coming up with a new business idea.

Teaming up with Alya Nazir, the pair brainstorm and come up with workable business ideas that they could get off the ground, but unfortunately Aidan seems to make a mistake when he moves in to kiss Alya.

Actor Shayne said: “Johnny gives Aidan a pep talk and its tough love so he makes Aidan think about starting a business again.

Alya is in a relationship with Luke Britton
Aidan was devastated when Maria revealed Eva wasn't pregnant at their wedding
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"Aidan knows he has already found something good in Alya because she is great with designs. Because he is eager to get things back on track and to prove to people that he can do this, he makes a pass at Alya."

Of the kiss, Shayne added: "Its the first good thing that is happening to him that hes had. He is caught up in the moment and he looks at Alya."

But it seems Adam's developing relationship with Eva will push Aidan to the brink.

"Aidan is a mess because he is trying to figure out how he is going to get people to believe that Adam cleared the factory because there is no evidence there,"


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38. Towies Gemma Collins in talks to star on Celebs Go Dating following ex James Argents success on show17:13[−]

TOWIES Gemma Collins is in talks with telly bosses to appear on the next series of Celebs Go Dating.

She is set to follow in the footsteps of ex James Arg Argent who was part of the latest hit series, the Suns Bizarre column can reveal.

Gemma Collins has been in talks with Celebs Go Dating
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And their tumultuous romance is expected to be a huge talking point if she says yes after meeting with the show yesterday.

A source said: “Gemma’s been offered a spot on Celebs Go Dating, following in her ex Arg’s footsteps.

Shed be a great addition to the show which is just getting bigger and bigger.

Shes certainly has had a colourful love life with her trysts with Arg the most infamous of the lot.

Bosses will be keen to get her talking about this especially after everyone fell in love with Charlotte Dawson when she spoke about her ex.

Gemma, 36, admitted in March she tried to get pregnant by not using a contraceptive pill when she had a one night stand with Arg, 29, in Marbella last year.

James Argent appeared on the latest series of Celebs Go Dating
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He and Gemma have had an on-off relationship for seven years
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They slept together in Marbella last year
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Gemma tried to get pregnant through Arg
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The pair have been dating on and off for seven years.

They slept together hours after Arg had romped with former girlfriend Lydia Bright in Marbella in 2016.

But since then he has blocked the GC on social media and the pair had an emotional argument recently on The Only Way Is Essex.


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Arg returned to the limelight on E4 show Celebs Go Dating after going into rehab with Gemma now seemingly following in his footsteps.

Arg was in rehab and has had a nose job
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Arg has blocked the GC on social media
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Insiders say Gemma would be a great addition to the E4 show
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Towie's Bobby Norris and Arg were on the latest series of Celebs Go Dating
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A source told the Sun: She's up for a laugh now she's single and this would be the perfect way to get over him.

It was hard for Gemma watching Arg dating on TV and who knows a stint on the same hit show might even make him a bit jealous.

"Every one who knew Gemma and Arg as a couple knows they still care about each other but getting back together isn't on the cards right now so this show has come at a perfect time when Gemma is exploring her options."

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Bobby found love on the latest series of the show
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Bobby had a very emotional time
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Ferne McCann was also in series two
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She is set to join former Love Island star Sam Gowland, who is also a new Geordie Shore cast member.

Gemma will also join a list of Towie stars who have attempted to find love including best mate Bobby Norris, Joey Essex and Ferne McCann.

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39. Who is Zoe Ball? Strictly It Takes Two host and The Big Family Cooking Showdown presenter17:12[−]

OVER two decades since she found fame hosting Live & Kicking, Zoe Ball is still a mainstay of our TV schedules.

The Strictly: It Takes Two presenter is back at work on the preview show and also co-hosts The Big Family Cooking Showdown.

Zoe Ball is the new host of The Big Family Cooking Showdown
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Who is Zoe Ball?

Zoe Ball is a 46-year-old TV presenter and radio star, having become the first female host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show in 1998.

She also co-hosted the classic Saturday morning kids TV show, Live & Kicking, with Jamie Theakston from 1996 until 1999.

She appeared on series three of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, finishing in third place, and took over the spin-off show – It Takes Two – in 2011.

Her dad is popular TV star Johnny Ball, who was a regular fixture in the 1970s and 80s on shows including Think of a Number and Play School.

Zoe was married to Norman Cook – aka Fatboy Slim – from 1999 until they separated last year.

They have two children together, son Woody, 17, and daughter Nelly, seven.

Zoe’s dad is kids TV favourite Johnny Ball
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Why did Zoe’s marriage to Norman Cook end?

The couple’s marriage was rocked in 2003 when Zoe admitted she had had an affair with one of her husband’s close friends, DJ Dan Peppe, but they later reconciled.

Zoe then hit the headlines again in 2015 when she was pictured snogging boyband member Tay Tay Starhz, 22, at a Christmas party.

The couple battled on but in September last year they announced their separation after 18 years of marriage.

Zoe was married to DJ Fatboy Slim – Norman Cook – for 18 years until last year
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What happened to Zoe’s relationship with Billy Yates?

Zoe found love with a new man, Antiques Roadshow crew member, Billy Yates last September.

However, the cameraman, 40, was tragically found dead in his Putney home on May 4, leaving Zoe overcome with grief.

She was known to have been head over heels with Billy, with her dad Johnny previously saying that his daughter was “very happy” which he described as “lovely”.

Following the news, Zoe took a break from her BBC Radio 2 show, with Kate Thornton stepping in and sending the star her thoughts.

Zoe shared a picture of a pink flower on her Instagram account following Billy’s death and wrote: “My sweet love x”.

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Zoe found love with a new man, Antiques Roadshow crew member, Billy Yates last September[/caption]

The grieving star pulled out of filming the final of The Big Family Showdown.

A source said: Everyone understands Zoes predicament and theres real sympathy for her.

But her absence in the final is a blow for the debut series.

What is The Big Family Cooking Showdown?

The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a replacement show for The Great British Bake Off, which has moved to Channel 4.

Hosted by Zoe and Nadiya Hussain, sixteen families welcome the BBC into their own kitchens to whip up dishes using their favourite family recipes.

Challenges are set by Giorgio Locatelli and fellow judge Rosemary Shrager in both the studio kitchen and home kitchens up and down the country during each hour-long show, whittling down the teams of cooks through a series of challenges.

A TV insider told The Sun: The gloves are off. This is going to be a proper battle.

The show kicked off on August 15 at 8pm on BBC Two and continues for 12 weeks.

Zoe joins Nadiya Hussain as the host of the BBCs new cookery show
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40. England U17 vs Japan U17: Kick-off time, live stream and TV channel for Under-17 World Cup clash17:11[−]

ENGLAND U17 are set to take on Japan in the last 16 of their World Cup campaign.

The Young Lions stormed to top spot in their group, winning all their games against Chile, Mexico and Iran.

England U17 take on Japan in the World Cup quarter-final
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Chile and Iran were both dispatched 4-0 while England beat Mexico 3-2.

When is England U17 vs Japan U17?

England U17 take on Japan on Tuesday, October 17.

The match will be played at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.

It will kick off at 3.30pm (8pm local time).

What TV channel is England U17 vs Japan U17 on?

England U17 vs Japan U17 will be live on Eurosport 2.

Coverage will begin 15 minutes before kick-off at 3.15pm.

Who will the winner play in the quarter-final?

England or Japan will take on Paraguay or the United States at the quarter-final in Margao.

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41. What is Black Friday, where did the shopping event come from and why is it called Black Friday?17:10[−]

BLACK Friday is a huge shopping event which sees people all over the world getting discounted products as retailers slash prices.

But where did it come from and why is it such a big deal? We’ve got the lowdown on the day of deals…

People walk through Macy's Herald Square store during early opening for Black Friday sales in Manhattan, New York, U.S.
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People walk through Macy’s Herald Square store during early opening for Black Friday sales in Manhattan, New York, U.S.[/caption]

What is Black Friday?

On Black Friday, shops’ prices plummet for 24 hours in an attempt to get people splashing the cash in the run-up to Christmas.

In the States customers often queue for hours, even days to get their hands on the best bargains.

The hoards of people are more reserved in the UK, in recent years the majority of Brits opted to shop online from the comfort of their home.

But unfortunately, the shopping mania has been known to descend into violence in the UK, as people argue over discounted gadgets and appliances.

Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday at an Asda superstore in Wembley
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Particularly in Asda as few years back, where people were trampled and fights broke out as deal hunters became over excited by the savings.

As a result the supermarket giant no longer takes part in the Black Friday event.

Many shops release details of their sale items before the day, so there are plenty of ways to bag the best deals.

The trick is to be prepared and organised and to always know what you want before the sales start – to avoid unnecessary spending.

Where did Black Friday come from?

It is traditionally the day which follows Thanksgiving in America and is regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

Americans have Thanksgiving Day off and the next day, so usually people celebrating this holiday will have four days free to shop.

Recent years have seen retailers stay open longer or open earlier with special deals to entice customers.

The idea has now spread across the world with many other countries also participating in the day, or week, of frenzied shopping.

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Black Friday got it’s name as the mammoth day of shopping is the first time in the year when retailers move out of debt and “into the black”[/caption]

Each year, big retailers like Amazon, Argos and Morrisons use Black Friday to give massive price reductions to shoppers just before Christmas kicks in.

The discounts keep on going until Cyber Monday, which is always the first Monday after Black Friday, so this year it will fall on November 27.

Apart from the days, there are a couple of other differences between the two, one is that Cyber Monday deals only applies to online shops while Black Friday is in store as well.

Also, Cyber Monday is a strictly 24 hour shopping window but Black Friday tends to be a five day long affair.

Why is it called Black Friday?

The day was given its name as it is often the day that shops “move into the black”, meaning they have enough money to cover their costs while reducing prices.

But it also originated within the Police and NHS to refer to the Friday before Christmas, which is when emergency services anticipate extra pressures put on them due to Christmas celebrations.

However, among shoppers it is well known as a day of bargains which has come across the pond from the US since the beginning of the 21st century.

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42. Whos in The Great British Bake Off celebrity special line-up and when is it on Channel 4?17:03[−]

BAKE Off fans will be pleased to hear they will be getting an extra portion of their favourite show.

A celebrity version of the show is in the works – here’s what we know…

A celebrity version of Bake Off is in the works
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Who will be appearing on the celebrity version of Bake Off?

Although Channel 4 are keeping tight lipped, The Sun revealed that the following celebrities will be taking part:

  • Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson
  • Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Lang
  • Kate Moss’ little sister and model Lottie Moss

Previous political figures on the Great British Bake Off include Ed Balls and the former PMs wife Samantha Cameron.

A spokeswoman for Channel 4 declined to comment on the line up.

What will happen on the celebrity version of Bake Off? And when can I watch it?

The show is being done to raise money for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer.

The celebrity version of the show is due to air next year.

The show will follow the same format but on a smaller scale.

It will be in the usual tent, with the bakers going through different rounds and a winner being chosen.

Ruth Davidson, Jamie Laing and Lottie Moss are rumoured to be joining the show

Who will be judging the celebrity version of Bake Off? And who will be presenting the show?

The judges will be Paul Hollywood and Pru Leith.

Pru joined the line-up this year after Mary Berry quit when the show moved to Channel 4.

Presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, who also joined this year, will be presenting this show.

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43. Plus sized model Tess Holliday celebrates boobs that arent perky with a VERY busty selfie17:03[−]

PLUS-SIZE model Tess Holliday has shared a VERY busty selfie in tribute to other women who don’t have “perky boobs”.

The 32-year-old body confidence advocate took to Instagram to share a photo of her pouting in to a mirror while wearing a very low-cut top.

Tess Holliday paid tribute to her 'un perky boobs' with this eye-popping selfie
Tess Holliday paid tribute to her ‘un perky boobs’ with this eye-popping selfie

She added: “Shoutout to the girls that have breasts that aren’t ‘perky’ & naturally point down like mine.

“I’m still bomb as f**k, & you are too????#effyourbeautystandards #postbreastfeedingselfie.”

The photo, which has gotten 79,146 likes since 20st 6lb Tess posted it on Sunday, really seemed to bolster a lot of her followers’ confidence.

Tawnytawny commented: “I love when you share things like this. My boobs are the same and as a young woman I always felt like they were less feminine and beautiful because I had never seen anyone else with boobs like mine.

Tess is incredibly body confident and often posts provocative selfies
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Tess is incredibly body confident and often posts provocative selfies[/caption]

“My self perception has changed as Ive aged, but it always feels good to know that there are boobs out there like mine and that they are fabulous indeed.”

ilovekenxx said: “Yessss so true. Because I have huge boobs mine always look like this ?gotta just love yo self regardless.”

Kiramoon797 said: “Literally never in my life had perky boobs that pointed towards anywhere but the floor if I’m not on my back. Even then, they don’t wanna make eye contact with anyone. Thanks for rockin that look!”

And fellow mum hey_itschloesmomserioulsy said: “Thank you! I breastfeed for 3 years and my girls are not like they were, thank you for being real and letting us know it’s OK to be us.”

Tess is an icon to women across the world
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Tess is an icon to women across the world[/caption]

Tess recently opened up to Cosmopolitan about her tough childhood, and gave a glimpse of where her steely inner strength is from.

Her mum was shot by her partner and left bleeding in a bathtub for six hours, leaving her disabled.

She added that she was teased mercilessly at school for her weight and for having a mum in a wheelchair, and eventually dropped out of school and went to live with her dad, but even that wasn’t an escape.

Tess' husband Nick and their 15-month-old son Bowie
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Tess’ husband Nick and their 15-month-old son Bowie[/caption]

Tess said: “He had quite an explosive temper. My dad told me that I would never amount to anything.

The experience has made her extra determined to be a supportive mum to her two sons, Rylee, 12, and 15-month-old Bowie.

She added: “I am one hundred percent conscious when Im talking to my children to not put my own feelings onto them.

“I’m definitely not a perfect mom or a model mom, but I can say that I always try to put a healthy body image forward towards them and treat them with love and respect that I would hope to get in return.”

Tess posed in just a pair of sheer knickers to remind critics that fat people have sex, too.

And last month she was the Fabulous cover star, looking sexy in a black leotard and killer heels.

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44. ISIS completely booted out of terror capital Raqqa with US-backed troops raising flag in infamous beheading square17:01[−]

ISIS has been kicked out of its former “capital” Raqqa after a four-month battle, according to US-backed militias fighting the murderous terror group.

The alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias today raised their flags over the jihadist group’s last footholds in the Syrian city – including the infamous execution spot al-Naim Square.

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), holds up the militia's flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqqa
A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), holds up the militia’s flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqqa
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A formal declaration of victory in Raqqa will soon be made, once the city has been cleared of mines and any possible Islamic State sleeper cells, said Talal Silo, the SDF spokesman.

Fighters hauled down the black flag of Islamic State, the last still flying over the city, from the National Hospital near the stadium.

The fall of Raqqa, where Islamic State staged euphoric parades and brutal executions after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the jihadist movement’s collapsing fortunes.

The Syrian city was captured by ISIS in 2014
The Syrian city was captured by ISIS in 2014
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ISIS proudly released pictures and videos of executions it carried out in Raqqa
ISIS proudly released pictures and videos of executions it carried out in Raqqa. File picture
SDF fighters flash V for victory signs from a balcony in Raqqa
SDF fighters flash V for victory signs from a balcony in Raqqa
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ISIS has lost most of its territory in Syria and Iraq this year, including its most prized possession, Mosul.

In Syria, it has been forced back into a strip of the Euphrates valley and the surrounding desert.

The SDF, backed by a US-led international alliance, has been fighting since June to take the city ISIS used to plan attacks abroad.

Another Reuters witness said militia fighters celebrated in the streets, chanting slogans from their vehicles.

The fighters and commanders clasped their arms round each other, smiling, in a battle-scarred landscape of rubble and ruined buildings at a public square.

The SDF is a coalition of militias that have been fighting Islamic State
The SDF is a coalition of militias that have been fighting Islamic State
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The bulk of the fighting is over but it is feared sleeper cells remain
The bulk of the fighting is over but it is feared sleeper cells remain
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The flags waved in the city streets were of the SDF, the Kurdish YPG militia, and the YPG’s female counterpart, the YPJ.

Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the coalition, said: “We do still know there are still IEDs and booby traps in and amongst the areas that ISIS once held, so the SDF will continue to clear deliberately through areas.”

In a sign that the four-month battle for Raqqa had been in its last stages, Dillon said there were no coalition air strikes there on Monday.

Fatima Hussein, a 58-year-old woman, sitting on a pavement smoking a cigarette said she had emerged from her house after being trapped for months by the fighting.

ISIS had killed her son for helping civilians leave the city, she said.

The SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, took the National Hospital in fierce fighting overnight and early on Tuesday, said spokesman Mostafa Bali in a statement.

"During these clashes, the National Hospital was liberated and cleared from the Daesh (an Arabic acronym for ISIS) mercenaries, and 22 of these foreign mercenaries were killed there," said Bali, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

An SDF field commander who gave his name as Ager Ozalp said three militiamen had been killed on Monday by mines that have become an Islamic State trademark in its urban battles.

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces carry weapons at the frontline in Raqqa, Syria
Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces carry weapons at the frontline in Raqqa, Syria
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DF) fighters, take their position on a destroyed building during their battle against the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa
SDF fighters, take their position on a destroyed building during the battle against the Islamic State militants in Raqqa
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Another field commander, who gave his name as Abjal al-Syriani, said SDF fighters had found burned weapons and documents in the stadium.

The stadium and hospital became the last major positions held by Islamic State after the departure of some of its fighters on Sunday, leaving only foreign jihadists to mount a last stand.

The SDF has been supported by a US-led international coalition with air strikes and special forces on the ground since it started the battle for Raqqa city in early June.

The final SDF assault began on Sunday after a group of Syrian jihadists quit the city under a deal with tribal elders, leaving only a hardcore of up to 300 fighters to defend the last positions.

Militia men listen during a briefing at the front line in Raqqa
Militia men listen during a briefing at the front line in Raqqa
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Raqqa was the first big city Islamic State captured in early 2014, before its rapid series of victories in Iraq and Syria brought millions of people under the rule of its self-declared caliphate, which passed laws and issued passports and money.

It used the city as a planning and operations centre for its warfare in the Middle East and its string of attacks overseas, and for a time imprisoned Western hostages there before killing them in slickly produced films distributed online.

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An SDF fighter takes a selfie as he stands on a military vehicle
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The battle for the city has cost countless lives
The battle for the city has cost countless lives
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ISIS has lost vast swathes of its territory over the past year
ISIS has lost vast swathes of its territory over the past year
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The SDF advance since Sunday also brought it control over a central city roundabout, where Islamic State once displayed the severed heads of its enemies, and which became one of its last lines of defence as the battle progressed.

The offensive has pushed Islamic State from most of northern Syria, while a rival offensive by the Syrian army, backed by Russia, Iran and Shi'ite militias, has driven the jihadists from the central desert.

On Tuesday, a military media unit run by Lebanon's Hezbollah group said the Syrian army on whose side Hezbollah fights had pushed into the last Islamic State districts in Deir al-Zor.

The only populated areas still controlled by the jihadist group in Syria are the towns and villages downstream of Deir al-Zor along the Euphrates valley.

They are areas that for the past three years Islamic State ran from Raqqa.


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45. Chris Coleman to take Wales back to France next month for glamour friendly17:01[−]

CHRIS COLEMAN will take Wales back to France next month – evoking memories of their Euro 2016 semi-final success.

The Dragons have secured a glamour friendly against Les Bleus on Friday, November 10 at the Stade de France in Paris.

Chris Coleman's side were beaten in the Euro 2016 semi-finals in Paris
Chris Coleman’s side were beaten in the Euro 2016 semi-finals in Paris
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Gareth Bale could not do enough to drag Wales over the line against Portugal
Gareth Bale could not do enough to drag Wales over the line against Portugal
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Wales came close to playing there in the Euro final last summer only to miss out when they were beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the semi-finals.

But, after the disappointment of failing to reach next summer’s World Cup finals, Gareth Bale & Co are set for a French encore.

Up until yesterday, Wales were close to finalising a home friendly against the USA for the same night in Cardiff.

But the opportunity to take on Didier Deschamps’ side, who will be in Russia, including Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Hugo Lloris was too good a chance to turn down.

Chris Colemans Dragons failed to reach the World Cup
Chris Coleman’s Dragons failed to reach the World Cup
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Wales have only faced France once before when Ian Rush scored the winner in a 1-0 friendly success in Toulouse in 1982.

They are also in talks to play a second friendly at home during the next international window but no fixture has been agreed yet.

It remains to be seen if Wales' return to France will be Coleman's final game in charge.


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The Dragons boss is out of contract at the end of November and had planned to walk away from the national job.

Didier Deschamps' star-studded squad will provide a stern test for Wales
Didier Deschamps' star-studded squad will provide a stern test for Wales
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Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann have both been in top form
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But, following the 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff last Monday, he revealed he would hold talks with the Football Association of Wales over his future.

Coleman's players including Bale, Aaron Ramsey and skipper Ashley Williams all want him to stay in his post and lead them to Euro 2020.

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46. What are Aspergers syndrome symptoms in adults and children, is there a test and what has Chris Packham said about the condition?17:00[−]

ASPERGER’S Syndrome is one of many forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

These are the signs somebody you know may have Asperger’s, as well as some of the famous individuals who live with the condition.

Asperger’s Syndrome comes under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder
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What are the signs of Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s Syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people see the world and interact with others.

It’s often referred to as ‘mild autism’ – and affects around 700,000 people in the UK (more than one in 100).

The main difference between it and autism is that people with Asperger’s don’t have a learning disability, and do not have any developmental or intellectual delays.

In fact, those with Asperger’s are normally of average or above average intelligence.

Most kids with Asperger’s go to mainstream schools, but a diagnosis is important so their learning can be targeted properly.

Common signs of Asperger’s Syndrome in children include avoiding eye contact, and preferring to play alone or with adults – instead of joining in with other kids.

Those with Asperger’s often find it hard to interpret changes in facial expressions, tone of voice, jokes, sarcasm and vagueness.

They tend to have very mature language skills, and will use sophisticated words they have learned from books, but can still find it hard to communicate with others.

Kids may also find it difficult to read other people, meaning they may appear to be insensitive, act ‘strangely’ or fail to comfort someone who’s upset.

They typically don’t like change and like to stick to a routine.

People with Asperger’s often have one very intense interest – such as art, music or computer programming.

While some may have over or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light, colours, temperatures or pain.

Asperger’s is named after an Austrian paediatrician who produced the first clear definition of the syndrome back in 1944.

Hans Asperger identified similarities in the behaviour of four boys which he described as “autistic psychopathy” – these included signs such as an inability to form friendships and an intense focus on special interests.

Dr Asperger passed away in 1981 before his work became widely recognised within the medical profession.

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham also lives with Asperger’s
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How is Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosed?

If you think your child has Asperger’s, your first port of call is to make an appointment with your GP.

There are some “tests” available online, but these should not be a substitute for proper medical diagnosis.

Take along a list of behaviours and characteristics which you think are relevant.

The doctor may carry out a ‘screening interview’ called M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers).

Your child will then be referred for a multi-disciplinary assessment.

It will include a report from school or nursery, family history, observations, cognitive, communication, behaviour and mental health assessments, and a full physical examination.

Adults can also be tested for Asperger’s, again with a referral from your GP.

While Chaser Anne Hegerty was also diagnosed as an adult
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Which celebrities have Asperger’s Syndrome?

Chaser Anne Hegerty, aka The Governess, recently revealed she was diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult – in 2005.

She received the diagnosis after watching a TV programme about autism, and realising she had all the symptoms.

One of the symptoms of autism is difficulty with multi-tasking, which led to Anne losing her job and going on benefits – before finding fame on The Chase.

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham also has Asperger’s and opened up about his struggles for the first time in his memoir Fingers in the Sparkle Jar.

The 55-year-old has spoken about how his autism has seen him struggle to cope with the death of his dog.

Speaking in April, Packham said the death of his dog Itchy had hit him hard – although his other dog Scratchy is still alive.

Speaking to the Mirror he said: “When Scratchy dies, no human will fill that vacuum.

“No one will reach me in that dark place I need to go.”

Danielle Lloyd has revealed her six-year-old son Harry, front centre, is being tested for Asperger’s
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While Danielle Lloyd has revealed her concerns that her second son Harry, six, may have Asperger’s.

“Hes not very good at the moment,” she told OK! magazine. “We think he may have Aspergers Syndrome so weve been referred to a private specialist.

“He does odd things like take all of his possessions to bed youll literally find him tucked up surrounded by Guess Who? and Monopoly sets and all of his DVDs.

“Hes also very clumsy and a bit socially awkward, which are all signs of Aspergers.”

Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle was diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2013.

Up until then, the Scottish singer carried the label “brain damaged”.

“It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid,” she told The Guardian at the time.

“I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”

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47. Firework displays near me for Bonfire Night 2017 from Southend and Alexandra Palace to Selsey and Leeds17:00[−]

GET ready to wrap up warm and enjoy some spectacular firework displays, as Bonfire Night is just around the corner.

But where can you see the spectacular displays around the UK and what events are happening?

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London has numerous events taking place, with plenty of entertainment on offer too[/caption]

What firework displays are happening near you?

London

There is plenty going on in the capital to celebrate Bonfire Night and many have parties that are sure to end with a bang.

Why not check out the following events:

Manchester

Heaton Park will be filled with a spectacular display on Sunday November 5.

The best part about the event is there is free entry, so you dont need to worry about a ticket.

Enjoy the funfair from 5pm to 9.30pm, and the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm followed by the fireworks show.

 Bonfire night is just around the corner so make sure you don't miss out on the spectacular displays
Bonfire night is just around the corner so make sure you don’t miss out on the spectacular displays
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Liverpool

Tens of thousands in Liverpool and the Wirral are set to be wowed by a fireworks display lighting up both sides of the River Mersey.

The display is free entry so wander down to witness the spectacle, which will accompanied by a soundtrack.

It will also take place on November 5.

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The River Mersey will be illuminated by a spectacular display on[/caption]

Birmingham

If you venture just half an hour from the city centre, Drayton Manor’s Sky-Fi Fireworks Spectacular is set to dazzle the skies.

The sci-fi-themed show will take place to soundtracks from the likes of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

Tickets cost ?28 for an adult ticket to the theme park and show, and many rides will be open until 9pm.

The event will take place on Friday October 27, Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29.

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If you live in Birmingham, take a trip to Drayton Manor for their after-hours experience[/caption]

Edinburgh

The citys largest show is its event at Meadowbank Stadium, which takes place every year.

However, this year could be the final show for a while, with the stadium set to close for redevelopment.

Fireworks start at 7.30pm, but head along at 6.30pm to take advantage of the pre-show entertainment.

Tickets cost ?7 and doors open at 6pm.

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If you are in Cardiff, you’ll probably want to head to Sparks in the Park for their big event[/caption]

Cardiff

The largest show in Wales is Cardiffs Sparks in the Park event.

This popular display has been running for 30 years and last year was a sell-out success.

Pick up your tickets for ?10 for adults and ?5 for children, or ?25 for a family of two adults and two kids.

Head down to Coopers Field on Saturday November 4 at 6.15pm to see the bonfire and 7pm to see the main show.

Selsey

If you live in the seaside town of Selsey in West Sussex, you can wander to the Selsey Fireworks which is taking place on Saturday October 14.

This year’s theme is Cops and Robbers, and will be accompanied by a musical soundtrack.

There will also be a fun fair, large bonfire, live music and lots of food treats available to take advantage of at the Paddock Lane venue.

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Leeds

On Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, a bonfire extravangaza will go off with a bang at Leeds Castle in Maidstone.

This year’s theme is the “Best of British” and will feature iconic British tunes over two firework evenings.

Guests can head to the venue at 2pm and enjoy live music, falconry display, entertainment, maze and play area.

At 5.30pm, music and fireworks will kick off, with the castle in the background, and live music will continue until 6.30pm.

Tickets are ?22 for adults and ?14.50 for kids (four to 15).

Southend

Residents of Southend near Essex can enjoy seafront fireworks on numerous days in October and November.

Why not make the most of some fish and chips, seafront amusement games, and live music at Twenty One, before seeing the shows at 7.30pm.

Fireworks will take place on October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11 and November 18.

Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night is celebrated in the UK by the lighting of bonfires, the burning of “Guys” and the setting off of fireworks.

The celebration was actually enshrined in law a few months after the attempt and remained on the statute books until 1859.

Fireworks are also set off throughout the land as they are powered by gunpowder, representing the explosives that were never used.

The only place in the UK that does not celebrate the day is Fawkes’ former school, St Peter’s in York. They refuse to burn a “Guy” out of respect for one of their own.

Yeoman of the guard search the cellars of the Houses of Parliament before the state opening in November.

However, it is a ceremonial gesture rather than an actual terrorist hunt they even use old lanterns.

The actual cellar that Fawkes and his co-conspirators tried to blow up no longer exists, having being destroyed in a fire in 1834.

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48. What is bathmophobia and what causes Donald Trumps fear of stairs? Symptoms, celebrity sufferers and cures17:00[−]

ASTONISHING pictures showing Donald Trump holding hands with Theresa May at the White House made headlines around the world at the beginning of 2017.

The Sun revealed that Trumps fear of stairs and slopes may have been behind what was supposed to be an act of chivalry. Here’s what you need to know about bathmophobia.

Donald Trump and Theresa May
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It emerged Donald Trump may be scared of stairs and slopes[/caption]

What is a phobia?

A phobia is described by the NHS as an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

They are more pronounced than fears and tend to develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger regarding a situation or object.

If a phobia sufferer doesn’t come into contact with the source of their problem very often it may not affect their life – but in some cases even thinking about it can give a person “anticipatory anxiety”.

If a phobia becomes very severe, the person suffering may organise their life around avoiding the aspect thats causing distress.

Being afraid of stairs is called bathmophobia and the phobia is often experienced by household pets
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What is bathmophobia?

Bathmophobia is a fear of slopes or stairs and can be found in adults and children.

It is distinct from climacophobia as bathmophobia sufferers can panic at the mere sight of a steep staircase.

Climacophobia sufferers typically experience fear only when climbing or going down stairs.

The crippling condition is common in animals especially household pets.

A common cause of the fear is a negative experience of stairs or steep slopes in childhood.

Both bathmophobia and climacophobia are commonly related to other disorders.

For example, symptoms relating to acrophobia (fear of heights) or illygnophobia (a fear of vertigo) can be mistaken for bathmophobia.

Sufferers are often treated using cognitive-behavioural therapy which helps replace fears with rational alternatives.

Is Donald Trump afraid of stairs?

Following the Presidents first meeting with the UK Prime Minister, a bizarre theory emerged that the 70-year-old was trying to steady himself when he held Mays hand.

Government insiders in Washington DC claimed the brash billionaire is uncomfortable when using stairs or going down slopes.

The hand hold moment happened when the world leaders walked down a ramp near the West Wing of the White House.

Sources say Trump grabbed Mays hand to steady himself and then rubbed it in thanks.

The Presidents phobia reportedly means he refuses to visit one close aides office in the White House because its up a flight of stairs from the Oval Office.

Both Trump and Mays administration refused to comment on the claims.

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49. Who is Casey Johnson? Marnie Simpsons boyfriend who appeared on X Factor and then joined Union J16:59[−]

CASEY Johnson shot to fame on the X Factor.

But what has he done since? And what bands has he been in? Here’s what we know…

Casey Johnson is a pop and reality star
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Who is Casey Johnson?

Casey was born 1, 1995.

He is a London-born singer and reality star.

He dated singer Betsy-Blue English for two years until their breakup in April 2017.

He has appeared on shows like Stage School, X Factor and MTV’s Single AF.

When was Casey Johnson on X Factor?

In 2014 Casey auditioned for X Factor.

Although he didn’t get through as a solo artist he was put into a boyband called Stereo Kicks formed of other rejected hopefuls.

The boys went on to finish fifth in competition.

Their debut single Love Me So was released in June 2015 and charted at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart.

Just a month later, however, having been together under a year, they announced they were splitting after not being able to land a record deal.

He has been dating Marnie Simpson since July 2017
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When did Casey Johnson join Union J? And why did he leave?

In May 2016 it was revealed that Casey would be joining Union J as a replacent for George Shelley.

But sadly, just twelve months after the big news, Casey was dumped from the band.

It was revealed in April 2017 that he would no longer be a member of Union J.

The group, who also appeared on X Factor, were taken over by new management who believed the Casey didnt fit the image.

A source told The Sun: Management just didnt think Casey was right for the band. The realised this over the past few months. It was felt he could never really replace George and the band would be better off as a trio.

Instead they wanted JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley and Josh Cuthbert to go back to being a trio.

When they auditioned for X Factor in 2012 they were known as Triple J, but changed the name when George was put into their group.

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When did Casey Johnson start dating Marnie Simpson?

Casey has been dating Marnie since the end of June 2017 after they starred together on reality show Single AF.

She split from Casey in early July, saying she’d seeing him getting close to another girl and saying he was “just like the rest of them”.

But they made up and at the end of the summer Casey and Marnie enjoyed a romantic break in Paris posing together by the Eiffel Tower.

However, on October 10, 2017 she revealed that he was on the dating APP, Huggle.

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50. Pregnant Kylie Jenner skips Kardashian Christmas episode filming and fans are convinced its because her baby bump is too big to hide16:58[−]

KYLIE Jenner appeared to skip the Kardashian Christmas episode filming as she was noticeably absent from a family snap.

Momager Kris uploaded a shot of the gang as they filmed scenes two months early , but Kylie, who is reportedly pregnant with her first child, was nowhere to be seen and fans are convinced its because her bump is too big.

Kris Jenner shared a picture from Christmas feeling – but where is Kylie?
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In the picture the 61-year-old is seen ice skating alongside Kendall Jenner, Khlo?, Kourtney , Kim and grandchildren North West and Reign Disick as well as Santa Claus, some Christmas elves and Olympic medal-winning figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Khloe, who is also reportedly pregnant, opted to ditch her heels and go bare foot on the dangerous ice, while she kept covered in a flattering black dress.

Kris captioned the fun image: Oh no big deal…just Ice Skating with @nancyakerrigan in Calabasas in 95 degree heat for our Christmas Special!!!! #nancykerrigan #christmasinOctober #santaselves #santa #soexcited.

It didnt take long for fans to start speculating where Kylie was with many suggesting her pregnancy was keeping her away from the picture.

Kylie Jenner is believed to be expecting her first child
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Kylie has been teasing fans by wearing baggy clothes
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One person commented: Hmm why isn’t Kylie pictured?? Pregnant ? Obvious.

Another wrote: “Wheres kylie? Obviously hiding that baby bump.”

And someone else tweeted: “She’s probably pregnant and she might trip if she wore heels on ice.”

According to People , Kylie was in fact there but chose not to ice skate.

Khloe, who is also reportedly pregnant, went bare foot as she hit the ice
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A source said: They taped a Christmas special at Kris house. Kylie was there, but didnt ice skate. She kept in the background, but seemed great.

Khlo? took it easy as well. It was a scheduled taping.

Kylie, 20, is yet to publically confirm her pregnancy with boyfriend Travis Scott, while Khloe, 33, is also keeping quiet about her rumoured pregnancy with Tristan Thompson.

The gang were joined by a Father Christmas on set
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Kim has however confirmed that she and husband Kanye are expecting a baby via surrogate at the start of next year.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashian Christmas special is an annual favourite for fans that is almost as hotly anticipated as their annual Christmas card.


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51. How to get cheap flights to Copenhagen for Republic of Irelands World Cup 2018 play-off against Denmark16:57[−]

THE scramble for cheap flights begins as the Green Army is set for a World Cup play-off against Denmark.

Irish fans have had a long wait to discover their opponents after beating Wales in the final group game last week.

Former Spain defender Fernando Hierro draws out the Republic of Ireland
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Travel websites are sure to go into meltdown now that the draw has been held, and Ireland knows the first stage of the play-off will be away.

The Danes, who finished second in Group E, have played all their home qualifying games in Copenhagen, so it is likely this wouldnt change.

The first leg will take place on Saturday 11 November at 8:40pm, with the return game in Ireland on Tuesday 14 November.

With frenzied fans sure go on a flight-booking spree, the Irish Sun spotlights the cheapest and fastest way to get to The City of Spires

The cheapest direct flights to Copenhagen are currently with Scandinavian Airlines

Two nights in Copenhagen, what’s the cheapest flight?

Denmark play their home games at the 38,065-seater Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, and direct flights are available out of Dublin.

Currently the cheapest return flight that will make kick-off is with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at a tempting 155 though this comes with some caveats.


How to get tickets for Republic of Irelands World Cup 2018 play-offs against Denmark


Firstly, there is a one hour stop-over in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle heading over, and the flight arrives just over one hour before kick-off.

On the return leg there is an eye-watering 23 hour stop over in Amsterdam. Still, the deal is by far the cheapest currently available.

For a more reasonable return, Irish fans can book a 357 flight with Ryanair – though they’ll be forced to stay in the Danish capital Sunday as there’s no return flights with the airline til the day after.

Moments before the World Cup 2018 draw a two-night trip around the dates of the play-offs could be snapped up for as little as 55 return from Ryanair.

The cheapest flights to Copenhagen moments before the World Cup Draw
Irish fans in Cardiff during their match against Wales

Cheapest direct flight to the Danish capital?

The cheapest direct flight one-way to Copenhagen will cost fans 65.

It is with Scandinavian Airlines and clocks in at 2 hours and 10 mins on Friday.


Ireland to face Denmark in World Cup 2018 play-offs with second leg at home in Dublin


A return flight to Dublin on Sunday can be got for 105 with Norwegian Air International – though it comes with an 11-hour delay in Helsinki. Still, it will get you home in time for work on Monday morning.


52. Five big questions we need answered in Liar series two from Lauras mysterious disappearance to Jennifers odd behaviour16:57[−]

LIAR came to an end last night, but fans still aren’t any closer to knowing the truth following the final.

Viewers had been hoping the episode would give them closure, but they have been left with more questions than answers.

Andrew was found dead with his throat cut at the end of the series
Andrew was found dead with his throat cut at the end of the series

The gripping drama left viewers on the edge of their seats and it wrapped up with a murder mystery as Andrew was shown lying dead in a marsh.

Debate has been raging over the identity of the murderer to the odd behaviour of out prime suspects.

But fans have been left with some HUGE questions which are going to need answering in season two.

The writers have confirmed there will be a second series, but we are going to have to wait until 2019 to see it on TV.

Laura is prime suspect in the murder of rapist Andrew
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Whodunnit?

The most obvious question left hanging at the end of the final episode is who killed Andrew Earlham?

He was shown lying dead on the sand with his throat slashed and it sparked a huge debate over possible suspects.

Rape victim Laura, played by Joanne Froggatt, seems the most obvious suspect, but surely that’s a little TOO obvious.

Could the canoe be a big clue?
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Fans have come up with a long list of potential murderers including fellow victim Detective Vanessa Harmon and her girlfriend Jennifer, and Laura’s dodgy copper ex Tom.

Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) was overcome with emotion at discovering the crucial evidence
Laura was overcome with emotion at discovering the crucial evidence

Where did Laura disappear off to?

After raiding Andrew's shed and finding his stash of sex attack videos, she headed to the police station to turn in the evidence.

She was told Andrew was being arrested at that very moment, but it turned out he was actually missing.

Some fans wanted to know what Laura was up to both before and after she went to the police station - so does she have an alibi for the time that Andrew went missing?

She was also seen canoeing in the area where Andrew's body was found - is this proof she had something to do with his death?

Jennifer is back from Iraq - and could she be looking for revenge on the man who raped her pregnant girlfriend?
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What was Jennifer up to?

DI Vanessa Harmon's soldier girlfriend came back from her tour of Iraq, but didn't know her pregnant girlfriend had been raped by Andrew until after their tearful confrontation in the park.

The character, who calls herself "GI Jennifer", was horrified to learn about the attack, and she was acting shifty in every scene afterwards.

They were seen watching TV together at the end as a report about Andrew's disappearance was played - and fans pointed out Jennifer looked increasingly suspicious.

She is played by well-known actress Jill Halfpenny and viewers are convinced they hired a big name star so she can be a big part of the next series.

Detective Vanessa Harmon also had cause for revenge after Earlham attacked her
Detective Vanessa Harmon also had cause for revenge after Andrew attacked her

Why didn't Vanessa answer the phone?

Fans also questioned why Jennifer's girlfriend Vanessa didn't answer the phone when Laura called to tell her about the evidence.

Laura had a special bond with the detective over their shared experiences of being attacked by Andrew, but the DI wasn't there when the teacher wanted to tell her she'd cracked the case.

Fans suspect that maybe Vanessa was busy disposing of Andrew with her girlfriend Vanessa after they both grew increasingly desperate for justice.

Fans are convinced there is more to the character of Ian
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What was the deal with Ian?

Laura was seen on a date with friendly stranger Ian, who she met at an airport after her flight was delayed.

He made a long trip to see her, and they ended their date on friendly terms - but was that it?

Viewers were convinced there was more to this story otherwise why would he be brought back into the show for a very brief date scene?

They also remembered that he seemed a little creepy when they first met, tracking her down from the bar to her hotel room and sending her flowers even though they only met for a few minutes.

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53. What is Murat Ulkers net worth? Turkeys richest man linked with Newcastle takeover bid16:56[−]

TURKEY’S richest man Murat Ulker has been linked with a bid for Newcastle United.

Much-maligned owner Mike Ashley has confirmed he wants out of the club by Christmas and Ulker family sources had been quoted as saying he is interested.

Murat Ulker has been linked with a takeover bid at Newcastle
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But his company, Yildiz Holdings, later released a statement denying any bid would be made.

Who is Murat Ulker?

Ulker is chairman of Yildiz Holdings, a Turkish-based European food empire that boasts 56,000 members of staff.

Establised by his father and uncle in 1944, the company’s Ulker brand of chocolate and confectionery is popular around Europe.

In the UK, Yildiz Holdings own a number of household names such as McVities, Penguins and Jaffa Cakes.

Ulker’s roots go back to Alushta, Crimea, from which the family was forced to flee as a result of oppression against Muslims following the Bolshevik Revolution.

What is Murat Ulker's net worth?

Murat Ulker has a net worth of just under ?3billion.

That makes him the richest man in Turkey and the world's 501st richest person.

What has Ulker said about a potential Newcastle bid?

Ulkers family representative Tom McLoughlin said: The Ulker family have substantial assets and significant investments already in the UK.
We understand football and our initial specific target would be to make Newcastle a solid top six club and a permanent feature in Europe with a popular local and worldwide following.

But a later statement from Ulker's Yildiz Holding company read: "The company is not purchasing Newcastle United football club and no discussions about the team have taken place.

"We wish them the best of luck in finding a new owner."

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54. Steve Collins gets pro licence aged 53 as boxing legend eyes trilogy fight with rival Nigel Benn16:55[−]

STEVE COLLINS has revealed he has been issued a boxing licence as he targets a fight with Nigel Benn.

Ring legend Collins is ready to make a comeback to the sport at the age of 53 in order to do battle with old rival Benn one more time.

Steve Collins has gained his pro boxing licence at the age of 53
Steve Collins has gained his pro boxing licence at the age of 53
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The two-weight world champion was motivated to pull on the gloves once more after Benn revealed he felt sharper than ever and wanted to fight again.

And now Irishman Collins has made his position clear by getting his professional licence re-issued by the authorities – with only a rematch with Benn an option.

Collins told Talksport: Nigels camp are still serious about going ahead with it.

Ive applied for my professional boxing licence which I have been successful in receiving.

Steve Collins is aiming for a third fight with his old rival Nigel Benn
Steve Collins is aiming for a third fight with his old rival Nigel Benn
Steve Collins won two bruising fights against Nigel Benn
Steve Collins won two bruising fights against Nigel Benn

Im now a licensed professional, if they come up with a deal and if the monies there itll happen, Ive no other reason to fight.”

Collins and Benn have shared a rivalry ever since they were old foes in a thrilling period of middleweight boxing in the 1990s.

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He is the most successful boxer in Ireland’s history having won the WBO world title at both middleweight and super-middleweight.

He claimed the super-middleweight title by beating the previously undefeated Chris Eubank, and also came out on top in a thrilling rematch between the pair.

He then went on to beat Benn twice, results that sent the British fighter into retirement.

But over the past few years Benn has returned to training, claiming he wanted to get back in the ring with his old rivals Eubank and Collins.

Nigel Benn says he wants to fight and now Steve Collins has upped the anti by getting his licence
Nigel Benn says he wants to fight and now Steve Collins has upped the anti by getting his licence
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So far Eubank has resisted the calls to start training again, preferring instead to concentrate on helping to train his son Chris Eubank Jnr to the world title.

But Collins now looks to have accepted the challenge - and by getting his pro licence he has firmly put the ball in Benn's court.

Collins defeated Chris Eubank to win the world super-middleweight title and then defended his crown in a rematch
Collins defeated Chris Eubank to win the world super-middleweight title and then defended his crown in a rematch
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55. The terrifying true story of the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer who murdered nine women in seven months and could still be on the streets today16:54[−]

NEARLY 30 years ago the small, religious city of New Bedford was terrorised by a serial killer – who is thought to be responsible for the disappearance of 11 women in seven months.

Three decades on, only nine of the bodies have been recovered, and their killer has never been caught meaning he could still be stalking the streets today.

Debra Medeiros is one of 11 victims of the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer – two of whom are still missing
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She and Nancy Paiva were the first two women who were found dead in the case – in July 1988
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Its heartbreaking that after all these years, they dont know who the killer is, journalist Maureen Boyle said to Sun Online of the victims’ families.

This person has got away with it. Hes got away with killing nine, most likely 11, people. And if he hasnt been caught, hes still out there.

He could be living next door to you, he could be in church with you, he could be a co-worker, no one knows, and that I think is very, very frightening.

The victims were all strangled, and their bodies dumped on the side of the motorway, between March and September 1988. Some took months to be identified, because of the condition they were in.

Journalist Maureen Boyle has written a book about the case, after studying it extensively at the time
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Her book, Shallow Graves, has been released 29 years after the unsolved murders happened
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The New Bedford Highway Serial Killer’s victims were all drug addicts, while some were known prostitutes. Between them, they had 15 kids.

Maureen, who worked at local paper the Standard Times during the time of the killings, added: What makes this very distinctive is that the killer worked in a very short period of time.

The killings started in spring 1988, believed to have started in March, and then they ended very abruptly in September 88.

By the time police realised the possibility that there was a serial killer in the city he had moved on, or he had stopped, he was no longer active.

The first two bodies were found in July of that year. Everything was spread out. Bodies were found from July 88 all the way through to April 89.

It took police months to realise that the 11 missing women could be the victims of a serial killer
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Most of the bodies were found dumped on the side of the motorway – but two are still missing
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Police have only ever charged one man in relation to the case – and they were forced to let him go without taking it to court
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The first known victims were Debra Medeiros and Nancy Lee Paiva whose bodies were discovered in July 1988. Nancy left behind two teenage daughters.

It wasnt until Sergeant John Dextradeur raised his fears there was a serial killer on the loose that the police dogs were brought in leading to the discovery of seven more bodies.

The next body unearthed was that of Debra Greenlaw DeMello, a mum who had walked away from a prison work release programme in Rhode Island on June 18 – because she wasn’t granted parole.

Its thought that she knew Nancy, and she may have followed her to New Bedford.

Mum Debra Greenlaw DeMello was the next victim to be found dead
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Dawn Mendes body was found on November 29, and that of Debroh Lynn McConnell on December 1.

While Rochelle Clifford Dopierala was found dumped in a gravel pit by the side of the road on December 10. She had been missing since April.

Robbin L Rhodes was found dead on March 28 1989, around a year after she went missing.

Days later, Mary Rose Santos body was found by two boys and, finally, Sandra Botelho was found on April 24.

Because the bodies had been out there for so long, it was difficult to even determine a cause of death, Maureen said.

It was a cold case before it was a hot case.

Dawn Mendes was the last woman to go missing – in September 1988 – and her body was found in November
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Debroh Lynn McConnell, who disappeared in May, was found dead in December of the same year
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Rochelle Clifford Dopierala was another victim of the serial killer
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A painstaking investigation struggled to establish a connection between the women but one name did keep popping up, that of lawyer Kenneth Ponte.

Hed represented both Mary and Nancy in court and the latter had once worked at his video rental shop.

Dawn had once been spotted banging on the door of his house, where Rochelle had also stayed.

Robin had told her sister she was dating a lawyer, who turned out to be Kenneth.

Kenneth was an eccentric character to say the least. A reformed heroin addict, heavy cocaine user, low-level lawyer, and deputy sheriff for Bristol County a title which earned him a gun.

Investigators were told Kenneth was a bit weird. He often invited prostitutes round to his house for drugs and was known for bouts of paranoia.

In a video circulating at the time, one woman claimed Kenneth watched a pornographic video in which a woman was strangled and looked dead.

He moved to Florida in October 1988 and was arrested and charged with Rochelles murder in August 1990. But police were forced to drop the single charge in July 1991.

Maureen explained: The evidence was generally circumstantial.

A special prosecutor was appointed and looked very carefully at all of the evidence against him and could find nothing that could be used to convict him. There wasnt even enough for it to go to trial.

Lawyer Kenneth Ponte was arrested and charged with the murder of Rochelle Clifford Dopierala – but the evidence against him never made it to court
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Franklin Pina, the boyfriend of Nancy Paiva, was also arrested in connection with the case
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He wasnt the only suspect, there were around a dozen in total, and one in particular stood out.

Several prostitutes told police investigators that they feared a man, called Tony DeGrazia, who had raped and choked them. He was identified by his distinctive, flattened nose.

In a police interview in April 1989, Tony admitted to choking the girls but denied killing anyone.

A month later, a call girl named Margaret Medeiros told a grand jury: He just lunged at my throat; and he tried to you know, he was twisting my neck. He tried snapping my neck.

And he told me what he was going to do to me like he did to the other b****es.

Mary Rose Santos was also found murdered in New Bedford
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Sandra Botelho was the last victim found in the case
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Tony was eventually charged with four counts of rape, six counts of assault and battery, and one count of assault with intent to rape.

The alleged crimes concerned six prostitutes, and had all happened in the year following April 1988 the same time span as the murders.

But Tony was eventually released on bail, hired an aggressive new lawyer and set about rebuilding his life.

Less than a year later, he was arrested again for another attack after allegedly trying to strangle a prostitute in his lorry.

He was charged with attempted murder and assault with attempt to murder, but committed suicide in July 1991 before he could be brought to justice.

While Kenneth was found dead at his home in New Bedford in 2010, aged 60.

But the bodies of teenager Christina Monteiro and Marilyn Cardoza Roberts, the daughter of a retired police officer, have never been found.

Speaking on Marilyn, Maureen said: Her parents are now in their 80s. Theyre a wonderful couple and theyre haunted by not having an answer.

They dont even have a grave for their daughter. They dont know what happened to her. They dont know exactly when she died.

Shes just gone, so they dont have a finality. They had two children, a son and a daughter, and their son passed away a number of years ago due to cancer. So theyve lost both of their children.

She added: Even after all these years, as youre going down those roads, you cant help but look along those roads and think are those two more victims out there.

Now, 29 years on, Maureen has written a book called Shallow Graves: The Hunt For The New Bedford Highway Serial Killer about the case.

She said: Over the years I had attempted to write the book, and it never quite seemed right. I kept waiting for an ending to it.

I was always very hopeful that the investigators would identify the killer and he would be caught.

In recent years Ive stayed in touch with many family members of the victims.

It became very clear that the families were getting frustrated, and people were starting to forget what had happened.

There was a whole new generation of relatives of the victims who knew nothing about the case.

I didnt want these women who had been murdered to be forgotten.

I really wanted to put a renewed focus on the case, hoping that somebody would finally come forward with information about the killer.

Because there are still bodies, two of the women are still missing, their bodies have not been found.

Shallow Graves is available on Amazon, and costs ?14.39 on Kindle or ?20 for the paperback.

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56. Kevin De Bruyne agent to begin contract talks with Manchester City and demand ?500k a week16:52[−]

KEVIN DE BRUYNE’S agent has revealed he is set to begin contract talks with Manchester City – and will demand around ?500,000 a week.

Belgian playmaker De Bruyne has been in stunning form and pulled the strings as City spanked Stoke 7-2 on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne's agent wants to negotiate a deal that would see him earn similar money to Neymar
Kevin De Bruyne’s agent wants to negotiate a deal that would see him earn similar money to Neymar
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And his agent reckons De Bruyne deserves to paid the same kind of money as Neymar – who is on ?625,000 a week.

De Bruyne is currently on ?115,000 a week after until 2021 after penning a six-year deal when he joined in a ?54million move from Wolfsburg.

The player recently praised City’s “superb” project under Pep Guardiola.

But his agent says that he wants City to stump up a figure around FIVE TIMES what De Bruyne currently earns when the thrash out a new deal.

De Bruyne admits he is loving life under Pep Guardiola at City
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De Bruynes passing tore Stoke apart at the weekend
De Bruyne’s passing tore Stoke apart at the weekend
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Patrick De Koster said: "In the coming months, Ill meet with City to figure out how to improve and extend his contract.

"His salary? I cannot say. But if you think what Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are being paid, you can picture."

De Bruyne fired in the winner against Chelsea before the international break
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The playmaker has two goals and ten assists this season
The playmaker joined from Wolfsburg for ?54million two years ago
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De Bruyne has contributed two goals and ten assists so far this season.

And after netting seven against Stoke, it leaves City on course for an incredible 137 Prem goals this season.

After last month's 5-0 rout of Palace, De Bruyne said: "I am very happy at City.

De Bruyne helped Belgium become the first European team to qualify for Russia 2018
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"Everything is going well for me. I have no reason to go anywhere else. The project City have is superb, so it's best for me.

"They have spoken with Patrick in the summer and said 'give us time to make the transfers and we speak after the summer'.


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"That will soon happen, I think. I'm not thinking it has to happen fast. I have a four-year contract.

"Whether I'm four, five or six years under contract, that does not change much, but its nice the club have so much confidence in me."

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57. Ed Sheeran has BOTH arms bandaged up as hes seen for the first time after dramatic bike accident that left him with a broken arm and put his tour at risk16:49[−]

ED Sheeran has been spotted for the first time since he broke his arm after being hit by a car in London.

The singer was rushed to hospital after being struck while riding his bike and confirmed he’d had a “bit of a bicycle accident” on his Instagram.

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Ed Sheeran has been pictured for the first time since breaking his arm in a car accident[/caption]

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The singer covered up his arms in a large black coat as he returned home from hospital[/caption]

He was pictured looking understandably glum as he returned home after his accident after informing his millions of fans that his tour may be in jeopardy.

Ed covered up his arm which was protected in a plaster cast with a large black coat draped over his shoulders, while his other arm remained bandaged up in a sling.

The hitmaker posted a photo on Instagram of his right arm in a plaster cast.

His left shoulder also been strapped in a sling to aid his recovery.

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Hitmaker Ed has warned that his injuries could affect his touring schedule[/caption]

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He broke one of his arms in the accident[/caption]

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The Galway Girl singer kept his head down as he walked into his house[/caption]

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Ed admitted that his injuries meant he may not be able to play the guitar[/caption]

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He told his fans that he would keep them posted on his recovery process[/caption]

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His spokesman had no comment when approached[/caption]

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His world tour is due to kick off next week[/caption]

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Ed was due to fly out to Asia imminently before touring the world[/caption]

He wrote on Instagram: “I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and Im currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x”.


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The singer-songwriter, 26, is due to kick off a tour in Asia on October 22 in Taipei before moving on to Osaka, Seoul in South Korea, Tokyo in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.

He is then meant to travel to Malaysia and Thailand in mid-November before performing his last gigs of the year on November 19 in Mumbai and November 23 in Dubai.

A representative for Ed declined to comment.

Ed Sheeran revealed his injuries on Instagram yesterday after being knocked off his bike in London


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58. Jennifer Lawrence claims she was forced to take part in a NAKED line up by Hollywood producers who then told her she needed to lose 15lbs16:43[−]

JENNIFER Lawrence claims she was made to do a “degrading and humiliating nude line-up” in the early days of her career.

The Oscar-winning actress also said she was told to lose weight and was asked to star in a porn film.

Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she was forced to take part in a ‘naked line-up’ when she was starting out as a young actress
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The 27-year-old was speaking at the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards in LA
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Speaking at the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards in LA, Lawrence addressed the large number of allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein.

The 27-year-old told the audience that she found the allegations against the movie mogul “harrowing”, before recounting her own story.

She did not identify the project she had been involved with, or name the producers, but in her speech she said she was told to “lose 15lb” in two weeks when she was “much younger and starting out” in the film industry.

Lawrence said: “One girl before me had already been fired for not losing enough weight fast enough. And, during this time, a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much thinner than me.

“And we all stood side by side with only paste-ons covering our privates.

“After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”

Lawrence also claimed she was told to lose 15lbs by Hollywood execs. Here she is pictured in 2007 prior to finding fame with The Hunger Games
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Lawrence it was difficult for her to say no without being branded a ‘nightmare’ by producers. Pictured at a 2007 award ceremony
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Lawrence spoke at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in the wake of dozens of allegations against Harvey Weinstein
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She continued: "I asked to speak to a producer about the unrealistic diet regime and he responded by telling me he didn't know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was perfectly 'f***able'.

"I couldn't have gotten a producer or a director or a studio head fired. I let myself be treated a certain way because I felt like I had to for my career.

"I was young and walking that fine line of sticking up for myself without being called difficult, which they did call me, but I believe the word they used was 'nightmare'."

Lawrence said she did not want to be a "whistleblower", and that she did not "want these embarrassing stories talked about in a magazine".

"I just wanted a career," she added.

Reese Witherspoon also spoke at the LA event
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So too did Twilight star Kristen Stewart
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She said it was after being cast as Katniss Everdeen in the hugely popular Hunger Games franchise that she had "the power to say no".

Lawrence, who was among stars at the annual event including Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain, said that, although she is saddened by the allegations against Weinstein, it has been "oddly unifying" for women in the industry.

Lawrence said that "in a dream world, everyone is treated with the exact same level of respect".

She had previously condemned Weinstein in a statement to Variety, in which she said she was "deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein's behaviour".

The event was held as Hollywood is rocked by the depth of allegations against Weinstein. Pictured is actress Annette Bening on stage
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"I worked with Harvey five years ago and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations," she said, adding that "this kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting".

A number of actresses have come forward in recent days to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd.

Three women have also alleged that Weinstein had raped them in an article in The New Yorker - claims that have been vehemently denied by Weinstein.

However, the 65-year-old film producer is now facing a number of police probes as its reported he is staying in a rehab centre in Arizona to be treated for sex addiction.


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59. Shocking pictures of addicts ravaged faces reveal the horrific physical toll of long-term drug use16:42[−]

A DRUG charity has released a harrowing series of photos to show the horrifying effects drug addiction has on a users face.

The shocking mugshots, taken at various stages in the addicts lives, show dramatic changes in their looks in just a few years.

This woman is almost unrecognisable after 11 years of using
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Campaigners from the charity Rehabs hope that releasing the pictures will discourage people from using drugs.

Bad skin, spots and sores are present on many of the faces, which also age much more rapidly than normal.

All the men and women pictured were regular users of substances including cocaine , heroin, meth and oxycodone.

Rehabs also issued a frightening list of the effects of each of the drugs on the way the users look.

Facial sores and scabs are a common side effect of drugs
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Six years have changed this man’s face dramatically
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It included, cellulite, weight loss, abscesses and scabs for heroin and facial sores and tooth decay for Meth.

The American charity have recently conducted surveys on how seeing ravaged faces of drug users puts people off using themselves.

The charity hopes pictures like this will deter potential users
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Premature ageing is evident in this woman’s three shots
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A couple of years makes all the difference in this lady’s case
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In a poll of 1600 adults 89.3 per cent said that seeing the physical effects made them less likely to abuse drugs.

It also found that after seeing the pictures, 72.7 per cent were more likely to support greater access to treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders.

The charity revealed that the majority of people were put off drugs by the images
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Drug use causes many physical side effects
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Earlier this year a recovering addict posted before and after pictures on an Instagram feed to shock others away from drugs.

Former addicts also shared amazing transformation pics that proved that a full recovery is possible,

These shots show the damage done by drugs
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This woman was showing the signs of drug use at 47
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60. First picture of girl, 3, who died after falling into grease pit outside ice cream shop16:42[−]

THIS is the first picture of a tragic three-year-old girl who drowned after falling into a giant vat of grease outside an ice cream parlour.

Sadie Grace Andrews was playing outside with her two siblings when she toppled through a lid on the 6ft grease pit after it gave way.

Sadie Grace Andrews died after falling into a vat of grease outside an ice cream parlour
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The toddler’s body was pulled from the six-foot deep pit after a frantic ten-minute hunt on Saturday.

Her devastated mum Corrie Andrews has now paid tribute to her “little bundle of joy”.

She told Al.com : “I’ve never met a more joyful child who loved God with all her heart.”

And her father, Tracy Andrews, said: “I’m just so thankful for the three years we had with her.

Sadies mum paid tribute to her ‘bundle of joy’
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Sadie was playing outside Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Alabama.
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“She taught me about being happy and loving life and loving people. At 3 years old, there’s no preconceived notions. To her, everybody was good.”

A member of staff at Bruster’s Ice Cream in Alabama battled to save Sadie after she was pulled from the pit but she was sadly pronounced dead in hospital.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris, said the death appeared to be as a result of accidental drowning.

Sadie was pronounced dead at hospital after a member of staff had battled to revive her
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An investigation has been launched into her horrific death.

A statement on the ice cream parlour’s Facebook page said: “As the owner of the Auburn Brusters, our deepest condolences go to the family of the child who tragically died Saturday.

“They are acquaintances of ours and have been regular customers. We are truly heartbroken that this happened.

“Our thoughts also are with our young crew member who tried to revive the child. Like all of us, he is quite shaken. The entire Brusters family is horribly saddened by this tragic accident.”

A fundraising page set up to raise money for Sadie’s funeral has raised more than ?10,000.


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61. Horror snaps show cat left in agony after breaking his own teeth trying to escape from vicious animal trap16:41[−]

A TOMCAT broke his own teeth as he desperately tried to free himself from a vicious animal trap.

These shocking pictures show how the moggie was left in agony after the sprung snare snapped on one of his front legs.

The cat could lose one of his front legs after being trapped

He was rescued this week by the team at The Doghouse Sanctuary in Banbridge, Co Down, and faces losing his leg.

Now an animal welfare group is insisting that all traps be banned as some, even of this kind, are still legal.

NI Says No To Animal Cruelty described them as evil contraptions.

These kinds of traps, in all forms, are cruel, inhumane and ineffective, it said on its Facebook page.

The tomcat lost his front teeth

They are often set illegally anyway, under the current regulations, and to expect the lowlifes who set them to abide by the new rules is pathetic.

Eighty per cent of the animals caught in them are not the target animal and that is true in this case.

It is as effective as putting the animal you want to hurting a crowd of other animals, closing your eyes and shooting.

It urges people to contact politicians to press for a complete ban.

An animal welfare group is insisting that all traps be banned

Some snares remain a legal means of capturing pest animals under wildlife laws.

They are meant to be inspected once every 24 hours, and animals caught should be released.

So far Stormont has resisted a law change although a poll in 2015 revealed 74 per cent of those surveyed in Northern Ireland wanted snares banned.

The devices are meant to regulate wildlife by trapping animals for humane killing.


62. When is Kate Middleton and Prince Williams baby due? Birth date predictions and name rumours for the third royal baby16:41[−]

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third baby.

But when is the new royal due and what baby names are in the running? Here’s what we know so far…

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby[/caption]

When is Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby due?

Kensington Palace confirmed the news that a new royal baby is on the way on September 4 2017.

A palace statement said: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announced that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.

“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

On October 17, Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter that the due date is in April 2018.

Typically couples wait until the three-month mark before announcing they are expecting a baby.

But the Sun’s Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews believes the Duchess was forced to announce the pregnancy early after to suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness) as she did in her previous pregnancies.

The Duchess made her first public appearance since announcing the pregnancy on World Mental Health Day after missing every official engagement for more than a month as a result of the illness.

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Kate and Wills pictured the last time she was seen before the pregnancy was announced[/caption]

What are the name rumours for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child?

William and Kate already have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The gender of the new baby has not yet been announced.

Given the first two royal baby names, it’s no surprise that the bookies have picked very traditional names for their line-ups this year, with William Hill and Sun Bets both sharing the same top six.

William Hills most likely girls names are Alice (8/1), Elizabeth (10/1) and Victoria (14/1).

Sun Bets has listed the odds at Alice (9/1), Elizabeth (11/1) and Victoria (12/1).

If the Duke and Duchess have another boy, William Hill predict that James (12/1), Arthur (12/1) and Philip (12/1), will all be popular choices.

Sun Bets listed the odds as: Philip (12/1), James (12/1) and Arthur (14/1).

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The Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge walk with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte[/caption]

How old are Prince George and Princess Charlotte?

Wills and Kate announced in December 2012 that they were expecting their first child together.

On July 22, 2013, Kate was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, where William himself was born, and emerged with a son – Prince George.

In September 2014, the royal couple announced that Kate was pregnant again, with Princess Charlotte being born at the same hospital on May 2, 2015.

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Prince George turned four on July 22 and started school in September[/caption]

It seems like we welcomed the royal babies into the world only yesterday, but Prince George is four already and Princess Charlotte is two.

The royal couple has sent their eldest child, George, off to school for the first time.

They have chosen a fee-paying independent school in a South London borough for their four-year-old son, Thomas’s Battersea.

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63. Who are New Girl Band? X Factor 2017 band who survived the Six Chair Challenge and are through to judges houses16:40[−]

X FACTOR is back on our screens and were being entertained by the latest singers as they battle it out to make the final.

Aspiring musicians New Girl Group were put together by Simon on the show after they were rejected as solo artists. Here’s the lowdown…

New Girlband is created live on the X Factor
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Who are New Girl Band?

Simon Cowell was onto a winner when he put together One Direction from a mix of solo contestants.

The X Factor added another one to the canon when ‘New Girl Group’ made a promising debut on the show.

Made up of former contestants Kelsey, Imagen, Lydia, Sky and Charlie, their version of David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj’s ‘Hey Mama’ impressed the judges.

Simon sparked controversy when he added another member last minute, Ash, saying: “I didn’t actually ask you if you wanted to do this.”

Simon Cowell is full of surprises on The X Factor putting together a new group
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When is The X Factor 2017 on ITV and who are the judges?

After launching on September 2, X Factor 2017 will continue every Saturday and Sunday on ITV.

The show begins, as always, with auditions as the nationwide hunt to find this year’s winning act begins.

Despite heavy speculation of a judging shake up, the panel will be remaining exactly the same as last year.

This means Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne will hold the hopefuls’ fates in their hands.

 The 2017 X Factor panel features Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne
It’s the first time in seven years that X Factor bosses have kept the same judging panel as the year before.
A source said: The chemistry was perfect last year, so its only natural to want to bring the same line-up together again.”
Dermot O’Leary will be returning to hosting duties after making his big comeback to the show last year.

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64. Prince William and Kate Middleton confirm the third royal baby is due in April16:40[−]

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “delighted” to be expecting their third child in April, Kensington Palace has said.

The date appears to confirm that Prince William and Kate conceived on their trip to Poland in July where she was seen avoiding alcohol.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child which is believed to have been conceived during trip to Poland
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child, which is believed to have been conceived during trip to Poland[/caption]

Kate had hinted she wanted more kids during the Royal visit to Warsaw with Wills, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Announcing the pregnancy last month, Kensington Palace said: The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

And Clarence House said of grandparents Charles and Camilla: They are delighted.

Prince Harry said he was very, very happy at the prospect of becoming an uncle for the third time.

The couple will provide Prince George and Princess Charlotte with a younger brother or sister next year
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte will have a younger brother or sister next year[/caption]

The family of four are thought to be welcoming the new arrival in April
The family of four are expecting to welcome the new arrival in April
The Duchess of Cambridge met Paddington Bear at Paddington Station in London yesterday
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The announcement was made after Kate cancelled a planned visit to a childrens centre because she was suffering a crippling morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum.

She had it during her previous pregnancies carrying Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

During the visit Kate had given the first inkling that another Royal baby might be on the cards after she was handed a toy in Warsaw that was intended for newborns.

She laughed and said to William: We will just have to have more babies.

While on the trip Kate also avoided alcohol, in line with medical advice for women hoping to conceive.

On the first day, she barely touched a glass of wine at a reception in honour of the Queen.


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65. Mum is furious after her in-laws all chip in money for her birthday but only buy her a ?1.50 chocolate bar16:37[−]

A MUM has revealed her fury after claiming that her in laws all chipped in money for her birthday present but only bought her a “?1.50 chocolate bar.”

The woman, who said she was celebrating a significant birthday, explained that her husband had been visiting his family when he brought the gift back for her.

A mum has revealed her anger after her in-laws only bought her a chocolate bar for her birthday
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But ranting on Mumsnet, she said that when she opened the wrapping paper two weeks later on her big day, all that was there was a bar of Green and Black’s chocolate.

And she asked other mums if she was being unreasonable to be angry with her in-laws.

The mum wrote: “I’ve been married to DH (dear husband) for 15 years. We don’t live near his family, but he made the effort to visit them whilst working nearby a few weeks back.

“They made a big deal about him bringing back a present for my birthday for me. He said it was probably jewellery by the size and shape of the gift and that they had all chipped in for it.

The woman said that at first she thought it was jewellery so was disappointed when she discovered what it really was
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“It sat on the side looking at me for 2 weeks. I opened it and it’s a bar of green and black’s chocolate.

“Aibu (am I being unreasonable) to be upset that they made no effort whatsoever?”

“For previous birthdays his parents alone have given me a ?20 gift card, so its weird that between six working adults they’ve managed a ?1.50 bar of chocolate, right?”

And nearly all the other mums on the forum told the woman she was right to be upset and even said she should confront her husband about it.

One mum wrote: “Yeah that’s tight as f**k. How many of them ‘chipped in’?”

Another wrote: “Chocolate?! In a gift bag?! It’s almost like they are actually taking the p**s. They all chipped in?? What the…”

But apparently the disappointed woman’s husband didn’t share her disappointment.

She wrote: “He thinks they’re kind for remembering the sort of chocolate I like.”

Other mums said the woman had a right to be angry and said she should also be disappointed with her husband
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One mum added: “Wow, I think I’d be even more p***ed off with DH than his family after his reaction.

“Surely he must think it’s odd they bought you a bar of chocolate, that’s not even a whole present for a mate to be honest.”

While another even said: “Your husband’s attitude is giving me the absolute rage on your behalf.

“I would adopt the view that if he really really can’t see the problem then he is not worthy of your attention. His attitude would turn me right OFF.”

But some were much more sympathetic with one mum wondering: “Is it someone else’s birthday around now too? Could they have given you the wrong present by mistake?”

Another one asked: “Is there any chance part of it could have gone missing? It seems weird that they made such a fuss about him bringing that back.”

While one mum, looking on the bright side even pointed out: “That’s your Xmas shopping sorted from now on!! A bag of Thornton’s toffee to share between them!”

Earlier today, another thread on Mumsnet also sparked a debate after a woman asked if it’s OK to leave her eight-year-old at home alone.

We also told you about another mum who raged after a headteacher told kids to only ask their mums to a 1pm parents meeting because “all dads will be at work”.

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66. When do Republic of Ireland face Denmark in World Cup 2018 play-offs? What times do games start?16:32[−]

IRELAND’s first leg against Denmark in the World Cup play-offs will take place on Saturday November 11 in Copenhagen.

The second leg – at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin – is set for Tuesday November 14.

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane at the draw in Moscow
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Nicklas Bendtner has scored 29 goals in 74 appearances for Denmark
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is one of Denmark’s main men
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Both games will kick off at 7:45pm.

The FAI have announced that Ireland fans can buy tickets to the home leg of the play-off involving Martin ONeills side from Friday, October 20.

Public tickets go on sale on October 20 at 11am.

For supporters hoping to secure tickets to the away leg in Copenhagen, applications can be submitted at this link from Thursday October 19.

Ireland boss Martin ONeill said: We were pleased to be in the draw. We had to win our last couple of matches to get here.

Being one of the unseeded teams it was going to be a difficult tie for us.

Denmark’s Parken Stadium
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I know Denmark and I know the manager ?ge Hareide. He and I used to play together so it will be an interesting confrontation.

On Ireland playing at home in the second leg, ONeill added: I think If you were to ask most coaches they probably would prefer to play the second leg at home.

That said, with the rules, with the away goals and the possibility of extra-time, it gives the away team that chance to score not only in 90 minutes but in 120 minutes. So one negates the other I must admit.

Theres momentum, momentum is naturally very important. We won our last two games to get here in this position. Weve got a bit of momentum and we want to try to keep it going.


67. How Valencia bounced back to find themselves in a three-horse race for the La Liga crown16:31[−]

Im too old for this, claimed Valencia coach Marcelino after witnessing his sides breathless 6-3 win at Real Betis on Saturday.

But Marcelino had better get used to it.

Marcelino has led Valencia to second in the La Liga table this season
Marcelino has led Valencia to second in the La Liga table this season
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Four points behind leaders Barcelona in second and a point ahead of title holders Real Madrid, La Ligas surprise package continue to do just that.

It has been 13 long years since Los Che last won the title their sixth under the now-Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez.

Since then the only major honour theyve won was the Copa del Rey in 2008.

Its been a period of struggle for the club, on and off the field, with austerity hitting hard.

Valencia have been in incredible form this season, still yet to lose
Valencia have been in incredible form this season, still yet to lose
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The high-profile appointment of former Manchester United defender-turned-Sky pundit Gary Neville in 2015 drew attention to the clubs plight.

Neville was just one of 11 men to have the hot-seat since current Southampton coach Mauricio Pellegrino left in 2012.

But things are back on track in spectacular fashion… our friends at Football Whispers look at how Valencia have found themselves in a three-horse title race.

Real Madrids bad start

Valencia are a much stronger force now than they were under Gary Neville
Valencia are a much stronger force now than they were under Gary Neville
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Winning five of your first eight league fixtures would be a good way to open the new campaign for most clubs. Not so Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidanes side, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo for their first five games of the season, are in third place.

Los Blancos have struggled at home in particular where they have suffered their only loss 1-0 to Real Betis and won just one of four fixtures.

A 2-2 draw against Valencia in their first home game of the season was only secured when Marco Asensio levelled seven minutes from time to spare the hosts blushes.

Things look to be back on track now with three consecutive wins but in such a hotly-contested title race any slip ups can make a big difference.

With Barcelona unbeaten in their first eight games under Ernesto Valverde, winning seven, Real have some catching up to do and that has allowed Valencia to nip in.

Simone Zazas form

Simone Zaza has been a surprising star for Valencia this season
Simone Zaza has been a surprising star for Valencia this season
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The Italian striker is remembered for two things; his awful penalty for the Azzurri at Euro 2016 and his equally bad stint at West Ham last season.

Though Hammers fans will have tried to erase any memory of that from their minds.


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Signed on loan from Juventus, Zaza failed to score in 11 games in all competitions and the Hammers were one more appearance away from having to spend 20m to make his move permanent.

Zaza was left out of Slaven Bilics side instead and in January saw the rest of the loan taken on by Valencia.

Valencia have flown out of the gates in La Liga in the 2017-18 season
Valencia have flown out of the gates in La Liga in the 2017-18 season
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He scored six times in 20 outings for Los Che before the end of the season and joined for ?15m over the summer.

This term the former Sampdoria and Sassuolo hitman has seven in as many starts.

That makes him Valencias leading scorer and a big part of the reason they are riding high in second.

Goals, goals, goals

Real Madrid have stumbled so far this season, unlike Valencia
Real Madrid have stumbled so far this season, unlike Valencia
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But its not just Zaza who is finding the back of the net for fun, those around him are also getting in on the act.

Valencia have scored 21 times in eight La Liga fixtures so far and only Barcelona, with 24 goals, have netted more frequently.

The chaotic 6-3 win at Betis went a long way to enhancing that figure, as did the 5-0 thrashing of Malaga last month.

What will concern Marcelino is the fact theyve conceded ten times already, more than the rest of the top seven. But if nothing else, Valencia are an entertaining watch.

Good recruitment

Valencia have won five and drawn three of their opening eight games
Valencia have won five and drawn three of their opening eight games
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Recent years have not been kind to Valencia.

The six-time La Liga winners and two-time Champions League runners-up have been hamstrung financially and the turnover in head coaches has hardly helped.

However, the appointment of former Villarreal and Sevilla coach Marcelino was a coup and owner Peter Lim has handed the 52-year-old a healthy transfer kitty.

The former midfielder has wasted no time in rebuilding the spine of his side.

On top of Zaza, Valencia have signed Juventus keeper Neto a Watford transfer target as well as Arsenal centre-back Gabriel.

Jeison Murillo and Geoffrey Kondogbia have joined on loan from Inter Milan while Manchester United prospect Andreas Pereira has shone since moving a season-long move.

All of which has seen Valencia finally moving in the right direction.

At the end of November Los Che host leaders Barcelona at the Mestalla that will be a true test of their credentials.

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68. Newcastle United news: Turkish billionaire Murat Ulker denies interest in buying Premier League club from Mike Ashley16:30[−]

TURKEYS richest man has denied reports he is interested in buying Newcastle United.

Billionaire biscuit king Murat Ulker was claimed to be mounting an offer to buy the Magpies.

Turkey's richest man Murat Ulker has denied he wants to buy Newcastle
Turkey’s richest man Murat Ulker has denied he wants to buy Newcastle
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And the Evening Standard stated he was prepared to pay ?220million to purchase the club from Mike Ashley.

The much-maligned Newcastle owner Ashley announced on Monday that the North East outfit were up for sale.

However, a statement from Ulker’s Yildiz Holding company said: “The company is not purchasing Newcastle United football club and no discussions about the team have taken place.

“We wish them the best of luck in finding a new owner.”

Mike Ashley announced the Magpies were up for sale on Monday
Mike Ashley announced the Magpies were up for sale on Monday
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A number of people are interested in purchasing the St James' Park side
A number of people are interested in purchasing the St James’ Park side
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Yildiz Holdings is a Turkish-based European food empire and boasts 56,000 members of staff and owns a number of household names such as McVities, Penguins and Jaffa Cakes.

He is worth ?2.8billion according to Forbes and would have become the first person from his country to own a top-flight English team if he had completed the deal.


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The potential sale will see Ashleys controversial ten-year reign on Tyneside come to an end.

And that will delight the loyal supporters of the North East side.

Ashley has oversaw two relegations and employed nine managers during that time.

Newcastle had previously declined to comment on the speculation surrounding Ulker.

And he is not the only one to have been linked with a takeover bid – WWE owner Vince McMahon is another name rumoured to be interested.

Murat Ulker is worth a reported ?2.8billion
Murat Ulker is worth a reported ?2.8billion
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But the Turkish tycoon has no interest in buying the Magpies
But the Turkish tycoon has no interest in buying the Magpies
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Mike Ashley is looking to sell before Christmas
Mike Ashley is looking to sell before Christmas
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69. Chelsea unable to recall Tammy Abraham from Swansea season-long loan after activating clause16:23[−]

TAMMY ABRAHAM looks as though he will be spending the remainder of the season at Swansea after Chelsea failed to include a recall option for the striker when they sent him out on loan.

A clause in the striker’s contract stated that he could be recalled if he wasn’t given adequate game time, but the Swans already look well on track to exceed these requirements.

The young player has made a solid start to the season at Swansea and scored twice at home against Huddersfield
The young player has made a solid start to the season at Swansea and scored twice at home against Huddersfield
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The 20-year-old made his mark last season during a spell on loan at Bristol City, where he scored 26 times, and was rewarded the accolade of the highest-scoring teenager at Championship level ever.

He has made a solid start to the season at Swansea and found the back of the net five times for the Swans.

Chelsea may now look to regret their omission of a recall clause, in the deal they agreed for the 6ft3 player, after their shaky start and injury woes with Alvaro Morata.

According to the Evening Standard Antonio Conte will not be able to recall the striker from his spell at Swansea

Tammy Abraham has appeared for England U21s
Tammy Abraham has appeared for England U21s
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Abraham scored his fourth league goal since arriving on loan at Swansea
Abraham scored his fourth league goal since arriving on loan at Swansea
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The striker agreed terms of a five-year deal at Chelsea, just prior to being sent to Swansea on a season-long loan.

Chelsea’s intention with the youngster were to leave him in Wales for the season to ensure he got regular game time.

He has flourished under Paul Clement and achieved Chelsea’s plans of getting him match-fit without the pressures of playing for the defending champions.

The England U21 star looks as though he will see out the year at the Liberty Stadium and return to his parent club when the season finishes.

The 20-year-old came through the ranks at Chelsea and is reportedly earmarked for a spot in their squad next season.

In the meantime, Chelsea may be required to splash the cash in January in order to bring in other upfront options.

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70. COMPETITION: Fancy going to see Tottenham take on Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday?16:22[−]

TOTTENHAM host Liverpool in a crunch Premier League clash on Sunday October 22.

And we have teamed up with Carling, the Official Beer and Cider of the Premier League, to give you and three Spurs-supporting mates the chance to win four tickets to watch the game live at Wembley.

You can win four tickets to watch Tottenham play Liverpool at Wembley this weekend

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer this question:

Who is Tottenhams top scorer this season?

Email sportsquiz-sm@the-sun.co.uk with your answer and contact details by 10am on Thursday.

The winner will be contacted by Friday.

Throughout the 2017/18 season, Carling will be giving away thousands of Premier League tickets, as well as a whole host of other footy-related prizes, via the Carling Tap app.

For your chance to win, download the app and play They Score You Score during any live Premier League fixture this season.

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71. Storm Ophelia victim Michael Pykes family tell how Tipperary man had big heart and died trying to open blocked road16:19[−]

THE heartbroken family of a man who died during ex-Hurricane Ophelia have told how he was “trying to do a good deed” yesterday.

Michael Pyke went out to cut up a tree that was blocking a road between the villages of Ballybrado and Cahir in Co Tipperary at 12.30pm.

Michael Pyke, who was in in his early 30s, was using a chainsaw when he died while trying to remove a fallen tree
Michael Pyke, who was in in his early 30s, was using a chainsaw when he died while trying to remove a fallen tree

A member of the public came across the scene shortly after the horror accident and notified the emergency services.

And his devastated loved-ones paid emotional tributes to him at a family home today.

Brother Phil Pyke told RTE News: “Michael went out, he was trying to do good. Trying to open a road that was closed.

“There’s a lot of old people that live on the road. Great man.

Michael's brother Phil said he had a very big heart
Michael’s brother Phil said he was a very kind man
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“Michael was a big strong man, he’s bigger than me I’m 6ft, Michael is 6ft 2.

“The most gentle giant you could ever meet in your lifetime.

“Michael would take his heart out of his chest and give it to you if he could.

“You could ring him at 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock in the morning which I did.

“I was broke down on a road and he was there ten minutes after. He would get out of his bed, he’d do that not just for his family but anybody.

Dave Pyke speaking on RTE News this afternoon
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Brother Dave added: “He was doing a very good deed in the height of the storm and the tree just came down. You can’t put it into words.”

And his sister Linda said: “It’s so sad to think that he is gone.

“I hope they treasure his memory forever because he was such a great lad and a son to my father. The apple of my dad’s eye.”

Michael Pyke lost his life yesterday
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The dangerous tropical storm claimed the lives of three people as it ripped through the country yesterday.

Tragic Fintan Goss, 33, was the sole occupant of the car when disaster struck in the Ravensdale area of Dundalk, Co Louth.

He is understood to have been killed as he made the ten-minute drive home from work after leaving early because of the storm.

Fintan Goss died when a tree struck his car in the Ravensdale area of Dundalk, Co Louth
Fintan Goss died when a tree struck his car in the Ravensdale area of Dundalk, Co Louth

Married Fintan had two children with his youngest born just a few weeks ago.

Caring Clare ONeill, in her 50s, was driving with her mum near the village of Aglish, Co Waterford, when disaster struck.

A branch ploughed through the motors window and the mum-of-one was killed instantly.

Tragic Clare was pronounced dead at the scene while her mum, in her 70s, was rushed to Waterford Regional Hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Linda said Michael was ‘apple of his dad’s eye’
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Cork ARC Cancer Support House took to social media to pay tribute to her this morning.

They wrote: “Cork ARC Cancer Support House are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Clare ONeill.

Clare ONeill was killed after a tree fell on her car
Clare ONeill was killed after a tree fell on her car

“She was a wonderful nurse and a special person who will be missed by the Cork ARC Cancer Support House team, our volunteers and all the people and patients she worked with here and in Youghal.

“Our thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time.

As a mark of respect to Clare, Cork ARC Cancer Support House will be closed today in ODonovan Rossa Road, Cork, and closed in Youghal tomorrow.

“Cork ARC will reopen services in Cork city tomorrow.”


72. Selfies are over, folks as Kim Kardashian declares the snaps kind of a few years ago16:11[−]

SELFIES are over, according to Kim Kardashian.

Bad news selfie fans, the Queen of self-shots has declared the snaps as kind of a few years ago in a new tweet.

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She may have made a name for herself by posting hundred of selfies, but Kim now says that selfies are ‘kind of a few years ago’[/caption]

Kim Kardashian may be the author of a book completely comprised of her own selfies, but that hasnt stopped the reality star from being bored of the modern trend.

Kimmys new found weariness of selfies was announced via Twitter, while playing a game of Would You Rather.

Playing with her sister Khloe, the mum-of-two was asked the tough question whether she would rather never be able to post a selfie or never use Snapchat again a tough call for the woman who famously shares all.

In the clip, which was posted on the Keeping Up With the Kardashians official Twitter, Kim shockingly replied: I would rather never be able to post a selfie again. Yeah.

Selfie no more? It seems that Kim might be ditching her selfie habit
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She then went on to add: I kinda feel like, I dunno, selfies are kind of a few years ago.

Ouch.

And it seems that Kim may be on to something, if recent trends are anything to go by.

Earlier this week, we revealed how “chinning” is the new social media pose that is the antithesis to perfectly posed selfies.

We also reported on the sexy selfies that didn’t go to plan.

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73. Whats Kevin Spaceys net worth, what are the gay rumours, what movies did he win an Oscar for and how old is he?16:08[−]

KEVIN Spacey is a well known name in the world of acting, thanks to his long career in the spotlight.

But just how much is he worth? And what are his biggest movies? We take a look…

Kevin Spacey is a well known Hollywood actor
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Who is Kevin Spacey?

Kevin Spacey Fowler, 58, was born July 26, 1959 and is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer.

He began his career on the stage during the 1980s, but shot to fame in The Usual Suspects (1995).

Kevin’s other starring roles have included Swimming with Sharks (1994), Seven (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), Pay It Forward (2000), K-PAX (2001), Superman Returns (2006), and Baby Driver (2017).

On Broadway Kevin won a Tony Award for his role in Lost in Yonkers.

Kevin was also the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015.

Since 2013, he has played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards.

He is a two-time Oscar winner
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What movies did Kevin Spacey win Oscars for?

Kevin has won TWO Oscars during his career.

His first Academy Award was for Best Supporting Actor for The Usual Suspects in 1995.

He then won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the blockbuster film American Beauty in 1999.

He shot to fame in the 90s film The Usual Suspects
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What is Kevin Spacey’s net worth?

Kevin has amassed quite a fortune during his long career as an actor.

He is worth an estimated ?75million

This is through his movie, TV and theatre work.

Kevin is currently starring in Netflix’s House of Cards
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What are the Kevin Spacey gay rumours?

Kevin has been followed by gay rumors for much of his career.

Hes never outright confirmed or denied them.

He used his platform as host of the 2017 Tony Awards to indirectly acknowledge them.

During Kevins opening routine at the Tonys, Whoopi Goldberg, another Oscar winner whose sexuality has sparked longstanding rumours, stepped out of a closet.

Whoopi, how long have you been in that closet? Kevin asked.

Well, Kevin, it depends on who you ask, she answered.

Later, Kevin dressed up as Sunset Boulevard diva Norma Desmond while singing partial lyrics from the musical: Im coming out No, wait, no.


74. This 20-year-old McLaren F1 is still in its protective wrapping from new and could fetch up to ?15m16:06[−]

THE McLaren F1 is one of the most iconic supercars in the world.

And this model might just be the best preserved collector’s item of all time.

McLaren F1
McLaren F1 has top speed of 243mph
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Although it dates back to 1997, this F1 is brand new – so much so that it still has its protective wrapping from the factory.

The 20-year-old supercar was never registered for the road in the UK by its Japanese owner and has just 148 factory miles on the clock.

Dealer Tom Hartley Jnr claims its the lowest of any F1 in the world – meaning it could be ready to break records when it’s sold.

Just 64 were ever made and a 1995 model sold for ?12.2million in August – and this time capsule example could beat that.

McLaren F1
Interior is still covered in protective wrapping
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McLaren F1
Iconic F1 is one of the most famous modern day supercars
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The carpets, centre console, steering wheel and seats are all still taped up with factory wrapping.

The outside Dandelion Yellow colour is matched by a yellow driver’s seat hidden beneath the coverings.

The buyer will also get leather-cased handbooks, a tool chest with original gold-plated titanium tools, and a full luggage set.

There’s also the ultra-rare TAG Heuer watch with the chassis number engraved on its face.

McLaren F1
Sale includes limited edition TAG Heuer
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McLaren F1
Original titanium tools are also for sale as part of listing
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The watch alone is worth more than most modern day motors.

This McLaren F1 also has special features selected by the original buyer like a LM style spare exhaust, an additional GTR style steering wheel with F1 logo in the centre painted in matching exterior colour, passenger over-carpets and a windscreen strip.

McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 has never been registered on the road
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McLaren F1
Other parts bought by the owner are also wrapped up for sale having never been used
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All of these add-ons remain unopened just as they day it was ordered.

Legendary designer, Gordon Murray, who penned the F1 also hand-painted his signature on the rear right hand side.

Dealer Hartley Jnr said: “Without doubt this is one of the most important road cars ever to be offered for sale and if preserved is highly likely to be the most valuable road car in the world in years to come.”

McLaren F1
Leather-bound handbooks show history of motor
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75. Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy step closer to recovery after having surgery stitches removed from his injured knee16:01[−]

MANCHESTER CITY star Benjamin Mendy has moved one step closer to recovery after having his surgery stitches removed from his injured knee.

The French full-back, 23, suffered the injury against Crystal Palace last month but could be set to miss the whole season after rupturing his cruciate ligament.

Benjamin Mendy has had his stitches removed from his injured knee
Benjamin Mendy has had his stitches removed from his injured knee

City ace Mendy had enjoyed a strong start to his Premier League career before going down injured in just his fifth game.

But the left-back appeared in fine spirits as he waved goodbye to his surgery stitches.

Posting an image of the procedure on social media, Mendy captioned the snap: “Bye bye”.

Last week, Mendy showed off the state-of-the-art rehab therapy he’s using to help him recover from the knee injury.

Benjamin Mendy ruptured his cruciate ligament against Crystal Palace
Benjamin Mendy ruptured his cruciate ligament against Crystal Palace
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The Manchester City full-back has had his surgery stitches removed
The Manchester City full-back has had his surgery stitches removed

Mendy has posted the video on social media showing the treatment he is getting in Barcelona.

He also shared an image on Instagram with the caption: “How happy I am to be able to scratch my scar.”

Before City knew the full extent of the injury, Pep Guardiola said: “It is very frustrating for him first as a person.

“Like with Ilkay Gundogan last year, I feel sorry for him. We would miss him a lot, it would be a major setback.”

Benjamin Mendy is on the mend but still faces missing the whole season
Benjamin Mendy is on the mend but still faces missing the whole season
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Benjamin Mendy earlier revealed the state of the art treatment he was receiving
Benjamin Mendy earlier revealed the state of the art treatment he was receiving
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Asked if City may buy a replacement, Guardiola added: We will see. We thought about next summer about looking for another left-back.

We have Danilo, Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko who can play there so we will see as we go along.

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Benjamin Mendy faces missing the entire season with a knee injury
Benjamin Mendy faces missing the entire season with a knee injury
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76. Who is Summer Zervos? Apprentice contestant and Donald Trump sexual assault accuser16:00[−]

DONALD Trump’s lawyers claim he has presidential immunity against a defamation case brought by an Apprentice contestant who accused him of sexual harassment.

His lawyers stated in a Supreme Court filing that they will formally ask for a dismissal or a suspension of claims made in January by Summer Zervos until he leaves office.

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Summer Zervos claims she was sexually harassed by President Donald Trump
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Who is Summer Zervos?

The former reality star was a contestant on season five of The Apprentice – the US show Trump starred in.

The restaurant owner was the first to be fired on the 2006 series after her teammates accused her of not pulling her weight.

Trump had actually been leaning towards getting rid of her team leader, but after Ms Zervos interrupted him multiple times, the president fired her.

Ms Zervos was born in Huntington Beach, California, and was raised in nearby Orange County.

Her family struggled financially during her teenage years, and she said her dad’s work ethic influenced her later in life.

Although she doesn’t hold any formal qualifications, Ms Zervos went on to become a successful businesswoman and owns Sunnys Restaurant in Huntington Beach.

Summer Zervos broke down at a press conference in October
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What did Summer Zervos say against Donald Trump?

During a press conference in October 2016, she claimed Trump had “aggressively kissed” her on two separate occasions in 2007.

The reality star said she met with Trump in his New York office to discuss a possible job, but claims he “kissed her on the lips” to say hello and goodbye.

Ms Zervos said the alleged sexual conduct left her feeling “nervous and embarrassed”.

She later met with Trump for dinner while he was visiting LA at his bungalow hotel.

Reading a statement at the press conference, she said: “He came at me and started kissing me open mouthed as he was pulling me towards him.

“He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast.

When she blocked his attempts, Trump allegedly walked her into the suite’s bedroom, “put her in an embrace” and “thrust his genitals” towards her.

She sued after her claims were dismissed by the billionaire as “fabricated and made up”.

Ms Zervos is one of several women who made sexual allegations against Mr Trump when he was running for president last year. He has denied their allegations.

Ms Zervos said the alleged sexual conduct left her feeling “nervous and embarrassed”
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What has Donald Trump said about the Summer Zervos claims?

The president has strongly denied the allegations.

In a statement in January, he explained: “I vaguely remember Ms Zervos as one of the many contestants on The Apprentice over the years.

To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago.

“That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how Ive conducted my life.

In fact, Ms Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14 of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California.

Lawyers said he denied “these unfounded accusations” and was prepared to show that they were “false, legally insufficient and made in a transparent politically-motivated attack.”

Trump has denied the claims made against him made by Summer Zervos
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What is happening with the Donald Trump sexual harassment claims now?

Lawyers are arguing that the constitution provides immunity for Trump from being sued in state court while he is president.

They are formally seeking a dismissal or suspension of claims made in January by Ms Zervos.

Gloria Allred, the lawyer acting for Ms Zervos, said she did not believe that the president had legal immunity from a defamation lawsuit.

She drew attention to the Supreme Court addressing the issue in a case involving Bill Clinton where they “determined unanimously that no man is above the law, and that includes the president of the United States.”

Now Ms Zervos have applied for all documents from Trump’s presidential campaign relating to claims he touched woman inappropriately.

The subpoena, issued in March, is part of a defamation lawsuit filed by Ms Zevos in the court case.

Summer Zervos accused the US President of kissing and grabbing her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007
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Summer Zervos accused the US President of kissing and grabbing her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007[/caption]

CNN reported when asked about the subpoena at a White House news conference on Monday (October 16), Trump said: “All I can say is it’s totally fake news, just fake.

“It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s disgraceful what happens, but that happens in the world of politics.”

Days before he was sworn in as the 45th US President, Trump was branded a sexual predator by her lawyer Gloria Allred who said they were prepared to retract their lawsuit if he acknowledged his behaviour.

Her claims came after a 2005 tape of Trump talking about his fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women emerged during his presidential campaign.

He was caught saying: When youre a star, they let you do it Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.


77. Apoel vs Dortmund live score: Latest from Champions League clash16:00[−]

BORUSSIA DORTMUND will see their trip to Cyprus to face APOEL as a must win clash as they look to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

The Bundesliga side have lost their opening two games 3-1 in the Group of Death, tasting defeat to Spurs and Real Madrid.

APOEL have also lost their first two fixtures, but are yet to even score – despite an excellent domestic home record.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday, October 17.

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78. Pregnant Ferne McCann returns to This Morning for the first time in five months after tearful interview with Holly Willoughby about ex Arthur Collins16:00[−]

PREGNANT Ferne McCann has returned to This Morning for the first time in five months after a tearful interview with Holly Willoughby about ex Arthur Collins.

The TV star was back at the ITV studios today to give an update on her pregnancy for a special feature.

Ferne McCann was spotted heading to the ITV studios today
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Ferne was reportedly almost dropped from her role as a This Morning correspondent over her links to alleged acid attacker Collins, who she split from shortly before announcing her baby news.

She opened up about her pregnancy and her doomed romance with Collins, 25, in a tearful chat with Holly back in May.

And now Ferne has returned to the show for the first time since that emotional interview.

She was spotted heading to the ITV studios this morning to start filming on her baby feature.

She is returning to the show five months after her last appearance
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The Sun previously reported that Ferne would be coming back to This Morning to film a segment about her journey to motherhood.

A source close to the show said: Ferne still has some filming commitments and she is set to return back soon.

Shell continue to talk about her pregnancy and give viewers an update on how shes doing.

Viewers are keen to know what the latest with her given the audience it attracts.

Pregnant Ferne is a reporter for the show but faced fears she could be axed over her link to acid attack suspect Arthur Collins
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She is filming a special feature about her pregnancy
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The TV star has been taking a break from work in recent weeks to focus on her pregnancy
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She has been seen on several holidays as she enjoyed her time away from work
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Ferne is now heading back to the studio as the birth nears
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The baby is said to be due in the next few weeks
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She has vowed to raise the baby as a single mum
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Ferne showed off her baby bump in a tight black top and leggings
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She wore boots and a grey cardigan which she teamed with a hat and a designer handbag
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Ferne's former boyfriend Collins was charged in connection with an acid attack that took place on April 17 at Mangle club in Dalston, East London.

She split from him soon after the attack and then announced she was pregnant with his child.

He is currently on trial at Wood Green Crown Court in north London.

Collins has denied five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and 11 counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against 16 people.

Ferne cried on her last appearance on This Morning back in May
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She wiped away her tears with a tissue as she chatted with Holly Willoughby
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Ferne dumped Arthur after he faced allegations he was involved in an acid attack in east London
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She announced her pregnancy shortly after splitting from Arthur
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79. RB Leipzig vs Porto live score: Latest from Champions League clash15:54[−]

RB LEIPZIG host Portuguese giants Porto in the Champions League as they are still waiting for their first Champions League group stage win.

The Bundesliga outfit drew with Monaco but went on to lose to Besiktas in Turkey.

Porto will be full of confidence after going to Monaco and coming away with a shock 3-0 win, leaving them in the second qualification spot – despite losing to Besiktas in the opener.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday, October 17.

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80. Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils striker James Wilson admits he is open to January move away15:53[−]

MANCHESTER UNITED star James Wilson has admitted he is open to a January move.

And his admission will come as a major boost to Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds and Reading who both want the 21-year-old on loan.

Manchester United star James Wilson admits he could leave in January
Manchester United star James Wilson admits he could leave in January
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The hotshot has had to be patient while recovering from a knee-ligament injury that struck him down a year ago during a spell at Derby.

A number of clubs both in the Premier League and second tier were interested in him during the summer.

However, after discussions with the Red Devils hierarchy, it was deemed better for Wilson to remain at Old Trafford in order to hit peak fitness.

But the suitors are likely to come circling again after he threw open the door to a potential temporary switch away once the transfer window reopens.

The striker is now fully fit after being struck down with knee ligament damage a year ago
The striker is now fully fit after being struck down with knee ligament damage a year ago
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His former side Brighton were one of the clubs interested in him this summer
His former side Brighton were one of the clubs interested in him this summer
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Speaking to MUTV, Wilson said: “I don’t see why not. Obviously, the summer transfer window has gone and there was a lot of interest.

“But the staff all came to an agreement that I would stay until January to build on what I’ve already worked for.


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“So I think it’s certainly a possibility. We’ll just have to talk and have a few conversations with the manager and certain people around here.

“I’m not ruling it out but we’ll come to an agreement over what needs to be done.”

Wilson, a former England Under-21s international, has played 15 times for the Red Devils and found the net on three occasions.

Most of his action has come in the Championship with Brighton.

He bagged five in 25 matches for the Seagulls during a season-long loan in the 2015/16 campaign.

Reading and Leeds are the latest clubs to be linked with the hotshot
Reading and Leeds are the latest clubs to be linked with the hotshot
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Wilson is a former England Under-21s international
Wilson is a former England Under-21s international
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His chances of playing under Jose Mourinho look slim this season
His chances of playing under Jose Mourinho look slim this season
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He only managed four games at Derby before he was struck down by injury.

Wilson’s current contract only runs until June 2019 but United do have an option to extend that for a further year.

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